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Let's support the 40-year dev't plan - Dr. Grace Bediako

Aug. 6, 2015, 8:39 a.m.

Member of the National Development Plan Commission (NDPC) Dr. Grace Bediako has called on Ghanaians to support the 40-year development plan.

She said every country needs a roadmap to help develop its nation therefore Ghanaians must support this initiative wholeheartedly.

“We need to accept it because it will help the economy” she advised.

Ghana on Tuesday pushed strongly towards the realization of a long-term development strategy that will be binding on successive governments when it launched preparatory work for a 40-year (2018-2057) development plan.

President John Dramani Mahama performed the launch which had in attendance former President Jerry Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufour as well as high ranking officials and leaders of political parties among others.

The idea of the plan was part of the recommendations by the Constitutional Review Commission made in 2010.

Among other things, the commission recommended that the plan should be national in character and should be region and district-specific.

Grace Bediako said the plan which is seen as potentially the best solution to the development challenges that confront the country is very flexible because they have set up indicators and targets to determine whether the country is making progress or not.

She added that the monies that are collected for development of the country will also be injected into the development plan.

Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Wednesday, the former government statistician revealed that political parties are part of the decision making body adding that, the plan require them to carry out their manifesto.

“Political parties are part of the decision makers and so they are aware and that even compels them to do the manifesto” she said.

She said they will continue to invite and engage all political parties who have representation in parliament as well as recognized parties to give them the opportunity to contribute to the plan.

She said Ghana needs to pay off its loans to get the plans implemented.                                                                                                                                                    


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