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Long-Term Vision and Planning will move Ghana forward- Northern Regional Minister

Sept. 17, 2015, midnight

By Abubakari Seidu Ajarfor. Modernghana online

The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, has admonished all political parties not to be interested only in assuming power but to be particularly concerned about the state of Ghana now and into the future.

He commended NDPC for spearheading the process to develop a long-term plan for Ghana. He pledged through the Regional Coordinating Council to offer all the support NDPC would need to make the consultations in his region a success.

The Minister was welcoming a team from the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and representatives of some political parties who paid a courtesy call on him, to brief him on the upcoming consultations on the 40-year national development plan scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Tamale. The NDPC team was led by its Northern Region representative, Professor Seidu Al-hassan.

"I think we have travelled a very long journey as a country and I have always been yearning that one day, we will have a plan, it doesn't matter which party is in power, but we must think of Ghana first, whoever comes to power must continue from where a colleague left off so we don't keep changing plans", the minister said. This was the only way Ghana could attain the development it so much desires, he added.

Ghana at a point had Vision 2020 and other development plans which got truncated along the way, "I hope this is not going to be one of those earlier plans that did not succeed. We must have a plan and a vision for the country to be able to tell where we want Ghana to be in the next number of years."

He suggested consistent documentation so that at the end of every government's stewardship, it would be known to people what had been achieved from the 40-year development plan. He ended with a clarion call, "Ghana belongs to all of us and we must be able to contribute our quota to its development."

The Commission later in the day visited three campuses of the University of Development Studies in the region to engage students on their vision for Ghana from now to 2057.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this news story do not necessarily reflect the position of the National Development Planning Commission