The National Development Planning Commission, (NDPC), has set Thursday, June 27, 2019, for the second edition of the National Development Forum (NDF).
The forum which will kick-start at exactly 5:30pm, aims to inform and solicit views of individuals and diverse stakeholder groups on critical development issues. It will be under the theme, “Modernising infrastructure for Accelerated Development: The Ghana infrastructure Plan.”
In a statement copied to The Independent Ghana, the forum seeks to explore prospects of significantly enhancing the infrastructural base of the country, as would be commensurate with the long-term vision of a solidly developed nation.
It says, “The forum will draw from the Ghana infrastructure plan (GIP), which the Commission has prepared, covering key infrastructure such as ICT, Energy, Railways, Roads, Aviation, Ports, Water Resources and Sanitation.”
According to the statement, the forum will inform participants and the general public on GIP and also galvanise support for its implementation.
The keynote address will be delivered by Ing. Charles K. Boakye of the Institute for Infrastructure Development, with interventions from major professional associations of the infrastructure sub-sectors.
For the general public who might not be able to make it to the forum grounds – Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra – it would be live streamed on NDPC social media handles; NDPC Ghana (Facebook) and @ndpcghana(twitter).
NPDC is appealing for the input, questions and comments on the theme from the general public via the social media handles or WhatsApp on 0540960-315.
About the Forum
The Commission initiated the monthly development forum in May 2019, to ensure sustained interest and broad support of Ghanaians around key developmental issues, engage the public on development policy and promote ownership and accountability for the implementation of national priorities.
The forum aims to foster continuous engagement with the public and generate feedback for the policy process.
It serves to share information on development issues and build consensus around broad national aspirations and priorities, manage expectations regarding Ghana’s development and engender a hopeful and actively-engaged populace.
Source: The Independent / Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei