The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has indicated, its 3rd National Development Forum (NDF) will continue the dialogue on national development, its financing, and how the Ghana @100 agenda would be achieved.
The Commission has instituted the monthly forum to both inform and solicit the views of individuals and diverse stakeholder groups.
A statement issued by the COmmission said: “The first forum engaged the citizenry on the long-term vision of transforming Ghana to a solidly developed nation, at 100 years. The second furthered the discussion by focusing on the infrastructure required to support the pursuit of the transformed Ghana@100, and which would be characteristic of the well-developed state. The main thrust of the third forum would be to address the fundamental question of what funding mechanisms should be in place to ensure that these aspirations are adequately supported.”
“Ghana’s current status of a lower middle-income country, and the new orientation towards a Ghana Beyond Aid, call for critical reflection on models and strategies for development financing. The keynote presentation and panel discussions of the third forum will explore the range of financing that might be available to Ghana, the combination of sources that could be accessed, and prospects of securing sustainable financing, as well as key financial considerations for this significant nation building agenda,” it added.
According to the release, the third forum scheduled for Wednesday 31 July 2019, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at the British Council, Accra, will be chaired by Prof. Emeritus Stephen Adei. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Nii Kwaku Sowa, Chairman, Economic Policy Committee of NDPC, on the theme, “Innovative Financing for the Ghana@100 Development Agenda.” The panelists to discuss the theme are: Mrs. Patience Akyianu, Group CEO Hollard Ghana; Dr. Yao Graham, Coordinator, Third World Network; Mr. Alhassan Andani, CEO, Stanbic Bank Ghana; and Dr. Sam Mensah, CEO, SEM Financial Services.
The forum will stream live on NDPC Ghana (Facebook), and @ndpcghana (Twitter). Ideas, questions and comments on the theme may be sent to either of the social media handles or by Whatsapp to; 0540-960-315.