General News of Tuesday, 25 June 2019
The National Development Planning Commission is organising the second National Development Forum (NDF), which aims to inform and solicit the views of individuals and diverse stakeholder groups on critical development issues.
The second forum under the theme: “Modernising Infrastructure for Accelerated Development: The Ghana Infrastructure Plan” seeks to explore the prospects of significantly enhancing the infrastructure base of the country, as would be commensurate with the long-term vision of a solidly developed nation.
The forum will draw from the Ghana Infrastructure Plan (GIP), which the Commission has prepared covering key infrastructures such as ICT, Energy, Railways, Roads, Aviation, Ports, Water Resources and Sanitation. The forum will inform participants and the general public on the GIP and also galvanise support for its implementation.
The Commission initiated the monthly development forum in May 2019, to ensure sustained interest and broad support of Ghanaians around key developmental issues, engage the public on development policy, and promote ownership and accountability for the implementation of national priorities. The forum aims to foster continuous engagement with the public and generate feedback for the policy process. It serves to share information on development issues, and build consensus around broad national aspirations and priorities, manage expectations regarding Ghana’s development and engender a hopeful and actively engaged populace.
The second forum is scheduled for Thursday 27 June 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra. The keynote address will be delivered by Ing. Charles K. Boakye, Institute for Infrastructure Development, with interventions from major professional associations of the infrastructure sub-sectors. The forum will stream live on NDPC social media handles – NDPC Ghana (Facebook), and @ndpcghana (Twitter).