President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will later today, June 13, 2018 inaugurate a 10-member Ghana Beyond Aid Committee.
In an address to the nation at the May Day celebration at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, President Akufo-Addo announced the setting-up of this committee.
The Committee will be tasked with the responsibility of drawing up a charter which outlines the steps the country is to take in making Ghana self-reliant.
The Committee will have 10 members comprising three members each from the Government (Ministries of Finance, Planning and Employment and Labour Relations), Organised Labour, and the Private Enterprise Federation.
The Committee to be chaired by senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo has also been given six months to be ready with the Charter on Ghana Beyond Aid.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the realisation of his vision of Ghana Beyond Aid “requires a deliberate, qualitative change in all aspects of our lives; especially, in the structure of our economy, the nature of our infrastructure, the education of our young people and acquisition of skills, and, above all, in our attitudes and holding firm to the values that define us.”
According to President Akufo-Addo, “even if there were no aid fatigue, and with the best will in the world and the most charitable governments in place in the so-called donor countries, there will never be enough aid to develop Ghana to the level we want. Aid was never meant to be what would bring us to the status of a developed nation.”