- Mr. Ofori-Atta says Ghana will not reject international assistance
- He opines that Ghana will be more strategic in accepting aid from the West
Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says government is still accepting aid from the international community despite the NPP’s ‘Ghana beyond aid’ policy strategy.
According to Mr Ofori-Atta Ghana government will not reject any international assistance, once it’s in line with the country’s development agenda.
He told a gathering at the third Aliu Mahama Memorial Lecture held at the National Theatre Thursday, that the aim of the new policy direction is to “shrink [foreign assistance] to its “logical conclusion.”
“Aid is one form of external influence…[so] we are going to be more strategic,” he noted.
President Akufo-Addo has consistently preached his government will ensure Ghana weans off foreign aid.
“We no longer want to offer the justification for those who want to be rude and abusive about Africa and her peoples,” the president said in London.
But Mr Ofori-Atta said the new Ghana only seeks to revamp all the sectors of the economy to build a fully fledged middle-income country.
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