A five-day macro-economic policy dialogue to sharpen the knowledge of Chief Directors in macro-economic issues was held at Kempinski Hotel in Accra on Monday, 12th March 2018 . The policy dialogue was organised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs And Regional Integration with support from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
The opening ceremony of the five-day policy dialogue, was attended by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Mahamudu Bawumia, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mohammad Habibu Tijani, the Deputy Minister of Finance, Hon. Kwaku Kwarteng . Also in attendance was the Head of Civil Service, Nana Agyekum Dwamena, the Chief Director of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ambassador Albert Yankey and Chief Directors of the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Delivering the keynote address, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, expressed delight at being a part of the maiden edition of the macro-economic policy dialogue for Chief Directors of the various MDAs. He expressed appreciation to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration for their efforts in empowering policy makers with the requisite knowledge which would be beneficial in the execution of their mandates. The Vice President further stated that, the economic prosperity of our country rests with the relentless pursuit of economic reform by policy makers. He also intimated that, the success of the Government’s flagship programmes depended on diligent efforts and collaboration from all sectors of the economy. He reminded Chief Directors present of the arduous task of leading their respective institutions towards the realisation of this objective.
Addressing the gathering, the Head of Civil Service expressed his appreciation to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration for facilitating the dialogue. He stated, among other things, that the purpose of the dialogue was to understand and implement Government’s policies for the economic growth of the country
On his part, the Hon. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, underscored the importance of the dialogue, which he stated would present the necessary opportunity for Chief Directors to build their knowledge in macro-economic issues and to deliberate on effective strategies and policies that would promote the rapid and inclusive growth of Ghana.