The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has launched a mid-term evaluation of government’s development policy framework at Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District in the Central Region.
The four-year policy framework the “Agenda for Jobs: Creating Prosperity and Equal Opportunity for all” was prepared to operationalise government’s coordinated programme for economic and social development.
The Director-General of the NDPC, Dr Kodjo Mensah Abrampa, said the mid- term evaluation was to assess progress achieved in the implementation of policies, programmes and projects towards national development.
He said the framework would help Ghana to achieve its vision of development and to become a prosperous nation.
The findings from the mid-term evaluation, he noted, will provide useful information for the design and implementation of the Medium -Term Development Policy Framework for 2022 to 2025.
The Omanhene of Twifo Hemang Traditional Area, Otumfuo Amoah Sasraku IV, said the NDPC’s policies would help address the district’s poor access to social, economic and service infrastructure.
He identified tourism as key for job creation and economic growth in the district and called for support for the local handicraft sector.
“Here, we have beautiful tourist sites which have not been fully developed and that is an disadvantage because it would have created job opportunities and attract good revenues for the government,” he said.
He appealed to Stakeholders to consider tourism in the district as the surest way of developing and giving the district a facelift.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira, Mr Kennedy Sarpong, said the district was undertaking a project to improve Girl child education.
According to him some selected school girls would be housed in a boarding facility to be groomed as part of the project.
He said the project is targeted at reducing teenage pregnancies, improve performance of Girls in schools and encourage holistic female education.
He therefore called on stakeholders to support the building of boarding facilities for Schools to eliminate teenage pregnancy.