H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president has affirm the President’s vision of developing Ghana beyond aid.
Speaking at the Regional Ministers’ conference with the theme held in kumasi with theme “Strategic Planning Towards Ghana Beyond Aid”, he said today, Ghana is 60 years old since independence, which is analogous to the official retirement age of the workers of this country.
The legitimate question this begs is, If our beloved country Ghana were to go on retirement, what would it have to show as demonstrable achievements of success, especially when juxtaposed against nations of similar ages like Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, among others.
Ghana is currently classified as a lower middle income country based on certain economic indicators, such as the Country’s per capita income, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Gross National Income (GNI) among others.
However, all these indicators of economic growth will continue to remain meaningless to our people for as long as they do not reflect in the livelihood of our people who lack basic social infrastructure.
According to Dr. Bawumia the Government, under the leadership of H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has worked arduously to lay the foundation for rapid development of our dear country.
It is the vision of H.E Nana Akufo-Addo government to develop Ghana beyond aid by galvanizing stakeholders, including Regional Ministers, MMDCE’s, coordinating councils among others, to build the required infrastructure that are prerequisites for sustained economic growth and poverty reduction, he added
Concluding his speech Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia made a remarkable statement that, the primary vision, to which the NPP government is highly committed, is to chart a sustained course to economic growth that will reflect effectively on the wellbeing of every Ghanaian; an economy that our children can look back 60 years from now and be utterly proud that our generation took decisive steps to correct the structural imbalances that undermine growth and poverty alleviation.
Therefore charge Ghanaians to play a critical role and in doing so, we need to move away from an era of aid dependency to a regime of self-reliance where we manage our resources effectively. We need, therefore, to identify and redefine our priorities in the most effective and efficient manner in order to attract trade and investment as two key drivers of social and economic growth.
Indeed, this is underpinned by the clarion call of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana for national unity and a positive change, a positive attitudinal change towards timeliness, judicious use of state resources and a conscientious effort to create national wealth and make this nation a better place for all.