Mr Thomas Kusi Boafo, the Chief Executive Officer of Public Sector Reforms has indicated that the government’s efforts to set in motion its seven year development plan of coordinated programme of economic and social development policies constitute a feature of good governance which when completed, will bring Ghana to the threshold of higher level of growth and development.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo launched a seven-year development plan which outlines the vision of his government with the agenda for job creation, prosperity and equal opportunity for all was on course.
The former Economics Lecturer at Kumasi Technical University and political analyst told Nana Kwabena Ampratwum on SilverFM’s ‘Omanbapa’ morning show that he believes the NPP led government is here to stay and not leaving power any time soon and so “the President has outlined a well-coordinated programme of economic and social development policies for extended run of about twelve to sixteen years which will bring national progress and growth”
“Akufo Addo’s seven year plan will also see the government rolling out numerous flagship policies programs which will enable us to embark upon the socialist transformation of our economy through the rapid development of the State and cooperative sectors”
The Coordinated Programme, a seven year plan was presented to Parliament in November last year in fulfillment of Article 36, Clause five of the 1992 Constitution, which requires that “…within two years after assuming office, the President shall present to Parliament a coordinated programme of economic and social development policies, including agricultural and industrial programmes at all levels and in all the regions of Ghana.”
Dr Kwame Nkrumah launched seven-year development plan during the early 1960’s but sustaining such a laudable effort has been short-lived.
Akufo Addo is leaving no stone unturned to get the country back on its feet and is preparing a plan to guide the government to lead in setting broad (indicative) goals, targets and indicators for national development, but the implementation of these (including needed investments) will be the responsibility of the state, the private sector and civil society.
The President’s seven –year vision for his tenure in office was stressed whiles he addressed a gathering at the launch of programme of economic and social development policies.
According to the President, his Agenda for Jobs vision is hinged on the ruling party’s agenda for change which is contained in its 2016 manifesto and has the desire to offer to all Ghanaians a new hope, a new vision and a new future.
“My vision is to help create an optimistic, self –confident and prosperous nation through the creative exploitation of our human and natural resources, operating within a democratic open and fair society in which mutual trust and economic opportunities exist for all,” he articulated.
Reverend Thomas Kusi Boafo therefore called on metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies as well as the entire populace to give out their support to the plan to ensure that it succeeds for the common good of the country.
Mark F. / silveronline24 / SilverFM