ECA builds capacity of Ghana’s chief policy makers

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Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday opened a five-day United Nations Economic Commission for Africa-initiated capacity building program for chief directors and other senior policymakers in Ghana.

The policy dialogue, which is also in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, seeks to deepen and sharpen the knowledge of the policymakers in macro-economic issues and deliberate on effective strategies and policies that would support the promotion of rapid and inclusive economic growth of Ghana.

Bawumia said the dialogue was being organized in an epoch where it has become imperative for all leaders of all sectors to make their contributions towards the reform of Ghana’s economy.

He said this week’s discussions should be strategically aimed at educating the chief directors and equipping them with the requisite competencies, skills and knowledge to partake in securing Ghana’s economic future.

“The economic prosperity of our country rests with a tireless and deliberate pursuit of economic reform by policymakers. Our ministries, departments and agencies are the vehicle that transports government’s hopes and aspirations to attain success, and you are indispensable in the unwavering of Ghana’s success story,” he said.

The deputy foreign minister Mohammad Habibu Tijani was confident that the dialogue would provide participants with the opportunity to brainstorm on strategic, credible and sustainable policies to ensure that the accelerated socio-economic transformation and policy on “Ghana Beyond Aid” envisioned by the president became a reality.

The policy dialogue is expected to enhance the understanding of the senior public servants on the development challenges facing Ghana and how best to design and formulate appropriate macro-economic policies and strategies. Enditem

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