The Ghana Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have posited that the business of government is to improve the wellbeing of its citizens by accepting that development is about people and their environment.
They strongly belief that, to ensure economic stability, prosperity and development, governments must reposition and redefine their programmes and policies to meet the needs of current generation without compromising the needs of future generations.
Sharing in the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda, the CSOs platform on SDGs, in a press release copied to News Ghana on 23rd December, 2019, indicated it is imperative that countries become more self-reliant, independent and control its economic destiny for human development and prosperity.
The release noted that, several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) gathered under the auspices of the Ghana CSOs Platform on SDGs, after a 2 day (19-20 December 2019) intensive discussion on the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda (GBA) and its implications on civil society sustainability, and decided to formulate a comprehensive CSOs position on this all-important national agenda.
“Our position espouses the view of stronger sustainability, collective development and long-term planning that guarantees effective implementation of the noble agenda,” as in the release.
According to the release, “The GBA agenda represents a realistic recognition of the fact that donor fatigue is increasingly becoming a factor in the efforts to reach the poor countries of the world. The Ghana CSOs Platform commends the Ghana Beyond AID Agenda in the following lights:
•That the GBA seeks to build a Ghana that is wealthy, inclusive, sustainable, empowered and resilient (WISER)
•That the GBA agenda seeks to instill positive values, mindset, attitudes and behaviors
•That Ghana Beyond Aid is not anti-aid or rejection of aid if available but it is designed to ensure that all available aid is aligned with the developmental priorities Ghana.
•If effectively implemented, the GBA agenda, will promote the sovereignty of the state
•If consistently implemented, the GBA agenda will rebrand and reposition Ghana as a relevant and equal partner in the global development front.
•The Ghana Beyond Aid will also inspire the creativity and innovation critical to diversify our economy to lift Ghana to the next level of development.
•The Ghana Beyond Aid agenda further underscores the importance of the private sector as the engine of growth of the Ghanaian economy.
We therefore support the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda in the context of ensuring inclusiveness of the Agenda 2063 and 2030 for Sustainable Development to leave no-one-behind.”
Find more details in the release below
CSOs Position on the Ghana Beyond AID Final 2