The Information Minister Designate has announced that the fourth National Policy Summit will be dedicated to giving a status update on government’s flagship programs.
According to Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the summit which is themed 'Assessing Government Flagship Programs' and the journey so far, is to explain where government stands in terms of the delivering of the various flagship programs.
“As part of government’s efforts to make itself available and accountable to the people in whose name and on whose behalf we work, this 4th National Policy Summit is dedicated solely to our flagship programs and providing a status report on these Flagship Programs” he stated.
Government programs which will be assessed during the summit include the 1 District 1 Factory Project, the 1 Village 1 Dam project, National Health Insurance Scheme Reform, Livelihood Empowerment Programmes, Free Senior High School and Double Track System, Technical and Vocational Training Program as well as the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Program.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah further explained that the main aim of the summit is to address concerns by many Ghanaians who have been enquiring or desiring to know the status of the various government flagship programs
“On September 4-25, Ministers of State responsible for these various programs will engage directly with stakeholders in Tamale and provide a status report on these programs and also take feedbacks”, he stated.
The keynote speaker for the September edition of the National Policy Summit is Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Also in attendance will be Paramount Chief of the Kpembe Traditional area, Bismark Haruna Dari, various ministers of states, members of academia, members from the business community and various stakeholders.
The National Policy Summit is a platform designed by the Information Ministry which gives ministries, departments and agencies an opportunity to engage with various stakeholders, academia civil society groups and economic actors on the various government policies and programs in order to provide a status update to the people and also gather feedback.
In July this year, the third policy summit was held in Kumasi on the theme “Assessing the growth, jobs and prosperity agenda”.
The two-day event brought ministers of state, academia, policy makers and citizens together with the common goal of assessing government’s progress on its agenda to create jobs for growth and prosperity as well as taking feedback on same.