The National Development Planning Commission says the newly launched Ghana@100 Framework will go a long way to align the policies of various political parties with the long-term development of the country.
Director-General of NDPC, Dr. Kojo Mensah Abrampa made this known at the launch of the Framework at the company’s 13th National Development forum in Accra.
According to Dr. Abrampa, the Ghana@100 framework provides a nationally owned long-term perspective “for the country we aspire to build when Ghana celebrates its centenary in 2057.”
The document offers strategic information that is expected to inform the preparation of political party manifestos, the President’s Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies, and medium-term national development policy frameworks.
Speaking at the launch on Friday, October 30, 2020, Chairman of the NDPC, Professor Stephen Adei said the 41-paged document captures every Ghanaian aspiration.
“We want to see our country developed and if Ghana were to grow solidly at 9% we could have an income per head of 50,000 when Ghana comes 100. These are our aspirations, so we drew from that, and we have tried to capture it in a very readable short document; Ghana @ 100. So this is a shortened version of it and the aim is to have a democratic inclusive self-reliant and developed country. At the time Ghana will be 100 at 2057,” he said.
The document also provides the basis for policy stability, relative predictability and confidence required for businesses and investors to reduce risk and thrive.
Director-General of the NDPC said the framework has been made concise and accessible to all Ghanaians.
“Today, we have clear priorities, we’ve worked on it and we’ve got all the necessary information to put in there. We’ve gone through this country several times in the last three years or so and now we’ve polished it and put it in a document which can speak to citizens. Not the hard technical documents that we crack at NDPC but one that can speak to the people of this country.”
“As you’ve heard, the goals and drivers are very clear, and we count on all of you to help us spread it. You will see that subsequently from here, we will endeavor to do a lot of dissemination beginning with the press and then discussing it with targeted groups in the country so that this becomes a part of us,” Dr. Abrampa said.