Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has charged Chief Directors of all Ministries in Ghana to take ownership of all government’s policies and engineer their implementation as principal officers of the Ministries.
Delivering the keynote address at a Macroeconomic Policy Dialogue for Chief Directors of all Ministries in the country jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration and the UN organ, Economic Commission for Africa, the Vice President said Chief Directors of the Country’s ministries are the lifelines for the effective management of the State agencies.
To that end, Dr Bawumia urged the Chief Directors to embrace all the flagship programmes of government and work hard to get them implemented for the benefit of the citizenry.
“We know that fundamentally unless the Chief Directors, Technical Directors at ministries take ownership of these programmes, we will be giving a lot of talk and there will be little implementation because it is very important that implementation is done. If there is Synergy between, Ministers, Chief Directors and the Political Authorities in implementing the Programmes of government, then we will have success” the Vice President said.
What will be Discussed
The five day dialogue will have participants discussing topics such as the Recent Economic and Social Developments in Ghana and Africa, Overview of Africa’s Regional Integration Agenda, Financing of the African Union, and the need for Structural Transformation. The remaining sessions will consider issues such as Industrialization led Growth, Continental Free Trade and Boosting Intra-African Trade, Agenda 2063, SDGs & National Plan, Natural Resources and Development.
Who will be speaking
The dialogue will have the Principal Policy Advisor, Capacity Development Division at the Economic Commission for Africa, Joseph Atta-mensah, leading the discussions.
The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Ken Ofori-Atta, Nana Kwesi Agyekum Dwamena, Head of the Ghana Civil Service, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Dr Joe Amoako-Tuffour, Secretary to the Ghana Economic Management Team, Office of the Vice President are among the person who will be steering the wheels of the dialogue.
The dialogue is for Chief Directors of the Ministries and other key stakeholders to dialogue on issues pertinent to the advancement of the economy of Ghana through deeper discussions on the engines of growth in Ghana.
The dialogue will therefore address the question of how Ghana could design and implement effective strategies and policies that will support the promotion of rapid inclusive economic growth of the country.
The strategies will not only focus on promoting high and sustainable long-term growth bit also ensure that the benefits of such growth are widely shared in order to reduce poverty and improve the standard of living for all in Ghana.