KWESI-BOTCHWEY-IIThe Institute for Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ)?in?partnership with the Ministry for Finance will hold a four-day advocacy programme on the 2014 Budget Statement from?8.00 am on Tuesday November 26?at the Accra International Conference Centre.

This programme???which would be carried live by the national broadcaster is aimed at giving media and civil society organisations some perspectives on the budget statement. The four-day event would critically?analyze?seven key sectors of the national budget and tease out new policy direction for the economy. It is also to serve as an opportunity for Parliamentarians to interact with media men and the CSOs on specific sectors to inform their debate on the floor of Parliament. The first day would deal with macro economy and examine if the new policy initiatives are adequate to give the economy the needed push.

Other sectors to be dealt with are Education, Health, Roads and Infrastructure, Agriculture and Trade and Industry. The Civil Society Organistations to be represented are Dr. William Baah-Boateng of the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon,??Mr John Gatsi, a petroleum economist of the University of Cape Coast, Mrs Philomena Johnson of the Institute??for Fiscal Policy and Prof??Badu Akorsa, a Health Specialist, The rest are??Dr Charles??Wereku-Brobbey??an Energy Expert, Dr??Mohammed??Amin of the African Centre for Energy Policy, , Mr Frank Tackie, an Architect??and Urban Planner, Mr Philip Abayori National President??of the Farmers/Fishermen Association, Mr Daniel Safo a Horticulturalist and Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, an expert in international relations and Trade.


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