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¨   Private sector development through the removal of barriers to private sector growth, provision of loans to small and medium enterprises, and promotion of a culture of entrepreneurship

¨   Expansion of the Rural Enterprise Development Programme

¨   Infrastructure improvements to facilitate trade, agriculture and tourism

¨   The establishment of 10 employment centers to connect job seekers with jobs and the set-up of a National Job Summit

¨   The continued implementation of the ECOWAS Trade Liberation Scheme

¨   The removal of import duties and the provision of export incentives for the forestry industry

¨   Mounting marketing schemes to promote domestic tourism

¨   Support for mechanized farming

¨   The establishment of a monitoring system for marine fisheries to minimize post-harvest losses

¨   The introduction of a special programme to minimize desertification

¨   The creation of the Ghana Technology Park, to enhance information technology

¨   Accelerated deregulation of the Petroleum sector

¨   Restructuring and repositioning of the National Airline

¨   The establishment of a sub-urban railway system in the Greater Accra Region



¨   Enhance access to education and promote technical and vocational training

¨   The implementation of incentive schemes for teachers

¨   The upgrading of one Senior High School in each District to the level of a model school



¨   The rehabilitation of the Tamale Regional Hospital

¨   The provision of housing for staff in hospitals that run 24 hours

¨   Building more hospitals

¨   Extending access to clean water

¨   The establishment of a Mortgage Finance Institution to facilitate the ownership of homes

¨   Additional funding for the Women Development Fund to make women more independent and less vulnerable




¨   Improving revenue collection and responsible spending

¨   Increased investment in science and technology, including information technology

¨   The stabilization of prices of goods and services

¨   Transparency and accountability in the use of donor resources

¨   Increase in foreign investment

¨   Moving from agrarian to industrial economy, without disadvantaging the peasant farmer

¨   Increasing agricultural productivity for both domestic consumption and industry

¨   Developing new niche products targeted at the ECOWAS sub-region

¨   Pursuing bilateral trade initiatives to boost South-South cooperation

¨   Implement ECOWAS protocols for trade

¨   The establishment of a National Research and Development Fund to be accessed by innovators

¨   Granting tax concessions to certain companies

¨   The establishment of Science and Technology Parks to promote scientific excellence

¨   Organizing trade fairs to exhibit locally developed products

¨   Promoting non-traditional agricultural exports, like the at the sheanut and the dawadawa tree

¨   Provision of irrigation facilities

¨   Improving the management of the fisheries industry, by replenishing stock and exploring different marketing avenues

¨   Improvement of infrastructure to facilitate agriculture, industry and trade

¨   Decentralization of the COCOBOD scholarship award scheme

¨   The implementation of a FAST (Food, Agri-business, Shelter and Technology) action plan, to ensure Ghanaians can feed themselves and produce enough for export

¨   The implementation of the National Land Policy, first introduced in 1999, to manage the country’s land resources

¨   The expansion of title registration to including farming communities, not only residential and commercial areas

¨   Under the Forestry Plantation Project, assisting investors to go into industrial-scale tree farming in depleted forest reserves

¨   The completion of the Aboadze Thermal plant and the Bui Hydro-Electric Project, to bring them to full capacity, and the promotion of renewable energy

¨   The construction of additional petroleum pipelines

¨   The distribution of mining royalties to mining communities

¨   The integration of the informal sector into the mainstream economy

¨   Further strengthening of government agencies

¨   The creation of large commercial farms and plantations to employ thousands of workers


¨   The provision of free basic education, including free tuition, textbooks and uniforms

¨   Enacting legislation that will make it illegal for parents to not send their children to school

¨   The outdooring of a FCUBE programme that will set out a target year by which every Ghanaian must be literate

¨   Special tertiary education scholarships for needy students and incentives for students studying science and technology

¨   The creation of a Teachers’ Council to oversee teacher training institutions

¨   Increased funding for Vocational and Technical Education

¨   Pursuing a programme for non-formal education

¨   The possible implementation of a proposal to withdraw professionals put of the Ghana Universal Salary Structure to solve the brain drain problem

¨   The extension of the student loan scheme to include tertiary education


¨   Establishing a modern regional hospital for each region

¨   More training programmes to localize medical treatment for which Ghanaians often have to go abroad

¨   The revision of the National Health Insurance Scheme

¨   Providing more support to traditional medical practitioners to ensure they play a supportive role in healthcare delivery

¨   The revival of the Environmental Sanitation policy, with a view to have central government provide more money for sanitation



¨   The active promotion of national and regional integration policies to augment and complement Ghana’s resource endowment

¨   Increase in the percentage of national income distributed to the District Assemblies

¨   The development of small irrigation sources for farming

¨   Coordinate water resources at the national level

¨   The introduction of land planning policies that ensure efficient delivery of housing

¨   Increase power production facilities like the Bui project

¨   The electrification of all rural areas

¨   Exploring environmentally friendly energy sources

¨   Supporting the formation of small-scale agricultural organization and mechanizing farming

¨   Ensuring businesses can access capital cheaply

¨   Establishing research and development as the backbone to national development

¨   The creation of a science and technology village

¨   Protection of the environment and support for responsible and beneficial mining

¨   Support for public transit systems across the country

¨   Supporting uninterrupted education to the tertiary level

¨   Providing one meal a day to all students

¨   Supporting the use of local languages as a medium of instruction

¨   The introduction of French in addition to English as compulsory languages

¨   Supporting ICT training in all secondary schools

¨   Supporting the Polytechnics to play a greater role in manpower capacity building



¨   Ensuring communities have access to potable water

¨   Ensuring proper sanitation in villages, towns and cities

¨   Retaining healthcare personnel in Ghana

¨   Free care for the elderly and poor

¨   Promoting quality healthcare access nationwide

¨   Promoting research and development efforts in orthodox and traditional medicine