An executive member of the Network of Association of Registered Non -governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Ghana (NARNGO), Dr. George Donfeh, has observed that the country’s story in terms of its economic situation has not been worth writing about.
According to him, considering where we started as a country, we had the opportunity to have become better than countries like Malaysia, Singapore, and the likes in terms of economic development.
He made references to how the country have not been able to put its natural resources into judicial use to boost its economic status as a nation.
Speaking at a meeting with the Editors Forum on Thursday at the International Press Centre, Dr. Donfeh, described Ghana’s economy as one in a state of “confusion,” stating that, the country’s poor economic state is as a result of its failure to properly journey through all three aspects of economic development – primary, secondary and tertiary economic sector.
“The Ghanaian economy is confused because, we have moved from the primary sector to the tertiary, without patiently going through the secondary sector which plays an important role in an economic development,” he added.
According to Dr. Donfeh, policies such as one district, one factory and planting for food and jobs are major forces he believes can help flatten the curve of the country’s economic shortfall.
He explained that, though both are policies outlined by the NPP government, it should be something the media must preach even if there is a change of government. He emphasized that measures that can help put our economy back on track should not be politicized.
A Development Consultant, Social Worker Strategist and founder of the Network of Association of Registered NGO’s in Ghana – Kofi Lucas, in his address said it is time for all corporate bodies to come on board and join forces with the government to help see the implementation of the aforementioned policies that they believe would be the remedies to Ghana’s struggling economy.
“It is now time for the Corporate religious bodies in Ghana to seek closer and practical partnership with Government towards the implementation of such policies,” he added.
The Network of Associations of Registered NGOs (NARNGO) in Ghana is the lead partner of the Strategic Consortium which is made up of: Network of Associations of Registered NGOs in Ghana, Association of Health NGOs in Ghana, AFA Foundation International, Critical Strategic Thinkers Consult and Anointed Consultancy Services Ltd.
By Julius Kwabena Adofo || ghananewsonline.com.gh