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General News of Monday, 12 May 2014


N.E. Forum will help Ghana develop economic strategy - Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama says he is optimistic that the National Economic Forum (NEF) scheduled for Tuesday at Akosombo will help Ghana achieve a consensus on a national economic strategy.

The NEF, according to the Government, aims at developing a comprehensive blueprint to accelerate the nation’s economic growth, and will be held on the theme, “Changing the narrative: building a national consensus for economic and social transformation.”

Posting Monday on Facebook, President Mahama expressed hope that the eminent economists, policy makers, business leaders, representatives of traders associations, development and social partners, and members of academia, who will be gathering at Akosombo over a four-day period, would forge a final policy document and an action plan for confronting the "imbalances" confronting the Ghanaian economy.

"I am confident that, at the end of this first ever Forum of such dimensions, we will achieve consensus on a national economic strategy and we will have a final policy document and an action plan.

"I wish success, wisdom and patience to all stakeholders that will contribute to this national debate and I hope this event will bring us more unity and trust one for each other," he said.