ACET and NCCE call for continuity in Ghana’s National Development Projects

The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) are calling for continuity in national development projects and programmes.

In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Kingsley Y. Amoako, founder and president of ACET, emphasised the need for consistency in national development policies and programmes.

“Ghana’s development has been hindered by the lack of continuity in projects and programmes. We’ve had 40-year plans, but when a new party comes to power, we stop and don’t finish the projects. This must stop.”

Dr. Amoako suggested that Ghana needs to assess the role and effectiveness of the National Development Plan.

“The National Development Planning Commission’s role is critical, but its structure and mandate have not been very effective.”

ACET and NCCE have put together a compact to ensure the continuity of projects and hold governments accountable.

“We’ve brought together experts and think tanks to learn from their experience and ensure that political parties’ manifestos align with the issues that matter most to Ghanaians.”

Prof. Asafu Adjaye, Senior fellow of ACET announced an upcoming Citizens’ Convention at the University of Ghana on June 18-19, 2024, to explain the Compact document.

The document will also be presented to political parties at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, hosted by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

NCCE Chairperson, Kathleen Addy expressed her commitment to ensuring the execution of the compact document, a collaboration between NCCE and ACET.

“The NCCE is partnering with ACET to collect ideas from ordinary citizens to feed the compact document, a new social contract reflecting the aspirations of Ghanaians.”

The goal is to present the Compact to leaders and hold them accountable for driving growth and development in the country.

“All voices are represented in the compact, defining the vision of Ghana we want to achieve. We’ll present it to leaders to sign onto, holding them accountable for growth,” she said.

The final phase of consultations ended in Accra, where the youth discussed issues and proposed solutions to be considered in the compact.

Source: citinewsroom


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