Minister urges Chief Directors to Apply Competence towards Ghana’s Economic Aspirations 

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Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has paid glowing tribute to chief directors for their diligent quest to broaden their knowledge at a time it has become crucial for all Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to apply their competencies to the formulation of coherent policies and effective strategies towards the attainment of Ghana’s economic aspirations.

“it is therefore, my hope that these week-long deliberations have rightly instituted a culture of active multi-sectoral engagement which are indispensable in the accomplishment of international, regional and national goals,”she stated.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of a policy dialogue for chief directors held in Accra, she said “As pioneers in the struggle for the liberation of Africa from colonial rule and champions of the regional integration cause, we are called upon once again to demonstrate an unprecedented commitment to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063. By this, Ghana’s historic renown as a continental trailblazer is justly preserved.”

The need for a structural transformation of Ghana’s economy according to her has engendered the emplacement of revolutionary programmes and initiatives by Government such as Planting for Food and Jobs and One District One Factory.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration stated that “There is a present call for more vibrant Public-Private Partnerships as well as the reorganization and overhaul of our agricultural, industrial and trade sectors. In this connection, I am optimistic that the excellently chosen topics have not only been insightful, but have indeed awakened in us a keen desire to propel our economy to greater heights.”

She opined that the success of Government depends on the ability of Ghana’s policy makers to advice, innovate, act and put up a united front at all times.

Source: Adovor Nutifafa

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