Government committed to creating opportunities for all - Chief of Staff
Kodjo Adams, GNA
Accra, Oct 9, GNA -
Mrs Frema Osei Opare, the Chief of Staff has re-affirmed government’s desire of
creating opportunities for all especially children and women to ensure
She said government
had instituted initiatives including the free Senior High School, Planting for
Food and Jobs, the Nation Builders Corps and other entrepreneurial support
system would propel economic growth and ensure prosperity for all.
The Chief of Staff
said this in Accra at a stakeholder’s dialogue on the theme: “Inclusive
Development and Public Policy Performance: Prospects for Child-Responsiveness
and the Way Forward”.
Mrs Opare said
government in partnership with the private sector was committed to meeting the
Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) to optimize holistic development
especially for the vulnerable in society.
“The SDG invokes
growth that is sustainable and creates the needed opportunity for all. Inclusive
growth is fundamental to achieving the country’s vision through democratic,
fair and transparent system”, she said.
Since 2016, Ghana
has reviewed progress towards inclusive growth and development and achieving
more equitable resource allocation.
to equitable and sustainable development has been operationalized in the
country’s 1992 Constitution and through adherence to international standards
such as the SDGs and the Africa agenda of 2063.
concerns about gaps in inequality, which had affected the marginalized society,
adding that government was working assiduously to address the lapses and ensure
that no individual was short-change in terms of development.
Mrs Opare noted
that most African governments had developed good policies but weak
implementation, stressing that the country was keen on ensuring that government
plans were put into action for sustained development.
taking steps to ensure equitable distribution of all resources to the citizenry
to reduce poverty and improve the living standards of the people”.
She called on all
and sundry to dialogue on national issues dispassionately and ensure that national
policies and programmes were child-responsive to cater for the total well-being
of Ghanaian children.
Gyan-Baffour, the Minister of Planning reiterated government’s assurance to
promoting and implementing policies that have a positive impact on the welfare
of children in the country.
He said government
would continue to pursue prudent and innovative policies to ensure a stable and
conducive environment that promote inclusive job opportunities and sustainable
Adei, the Chairman, National Development Planning Commission said children were
vulnerable because they depended on their parents for living, and that it was
incumbent on authorities to institute policies that would prioritise the child
and the family.
He called for
synergies between institutions working for and in relation to children to
maximize the full benefits of their development.
Dr Yoshimi Nishino,
the Chief of Policy and Evidence, United Nations Children’s Fund commended
government’s commitment to prioritising children’s issues through its policies,
especially education, health care services, nutrition, sanitation and child
She called on
government to invest in child development for better future, saying, ‘early
child development is internationally recognised as producing a high return on
investment for national economic growth and competitiveness’.
Source: GNA Story (https://ghananewsagency.org/social/government-committed-to-creating-opportunities-for-all-chief-of-staff-157663)
Published: 2019-10-09 19:57:17
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