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Oct. 28, 2019, 1:03 p.m.



For Immediate Release                                                                                                  23 October 2019





The National Development Planning Commission, holds its sixth National Development Forum on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, at the British Council in Accra. The forum which is on the theme; “Ghana’s Human Capital Development Agenda”, seeks to look at the development interventions which fundamentally requires effective human capital development to deliver the intended outcomes.

Since independence, there has been tremendous expansion in access to education.  Yet, the impact of these achievements on the quality and outcomes of our human capital has been elusive. Ghana’s pursuit of a long-term vision of a solidly developed nation, at 100 years, calls for not only an enabling environment with appropriate policy and legal frameworks, but also of actions directed at enhancing knowledge and skills, as well as developing the right attitudes and orientation of its human resources “to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world”. 

The upcoming forum will focus on discussions to transform the rich resource – our growing youthful population – into the driving force of the country’s long-term development agenda.   The Keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Bill Buenar Puplampu, Vice-Chancellor, Central University.  He will be speaking on: A critical look at Ghana's Human Capital Development Agenda: Where do we go from here The moderated panel discussions that follow will examine the state of human capital development in Ghana, the opportunities and challenges, and the potentials for advancing the Ghana@100 development agenda.

The forum will subsequently look at Tackling the Corruption Menace; and Towards Sustainable Sanitation Management in Ghana; and these are scheduled for 20 November and 19 December 2019, respectively.


The forum will stream live on JoyNews (Facebook), NDPC Ghana (Facebook), and @ndpcghana (Twitter). Ideas, questions and comments on the theme may be sent to either of the social media handles or by Whatsapp to: 0540-960-315.


For Media inquiries and requests, kindly contact:

Akosua D. Ntim Sekyere


Tel: 0244-228-560