NDPC To Launch Ghana Vision 2057 Development Plan Today, May 28, 2024

NDPC To Launch Ghana Vision 2057 Development Plan Today, May 28, 2024

  • The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) will launch the Ghana Vision 2057 policy document today, May 28, 2024
  • It is a 32-year long-term national development framework to guide the development of all sectors of Ghana's economy
  • The framework is designed to be flexible enough to allow political parties to tweak it to fit their own ideologies

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The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) is set to launch a 32-year long-term national development framework to guide the development of all sectors of Ghana's economy.

The framework, known as Ghana Vision 2057, eschews the rigidity normally associated with previous national development frameworks and instead allows the government in power to employ its own measures to achieve the targets set out in the plan.

NDPC To Launch Ghana Vision 2057 Development Plan
Professor George Gyan-Baffour. Source: NDPC
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The policy document suggests that successive governments identify and develop at least one growth pole in every region to drive local development and reduce dependence on Accra.

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The eight-chapter policy plan has also urged successive governments to bridge the gap between agriculture and industry, nurture and harness the potential of the creative arts industry for national development, and address the housing deficit, which currently stands at a staggering 1.8 million.

Nana Dr. S.K.B. Asante will launch the policy document at the Cedi Conference Hall at the University of Ghana.

Ghana Vision 2057 not binding on the government

Professor George Gyan-Baffour, the Chairman of NDPC, told the media ahead of the launch of the policy framework that while the document was not binding on any incumbent government, he was hopeful that these governments would be inspired by it to achieve the targets listed in it.

He said their decision to create flexible targets was to facilitate political parties' formulation of their plans around these targets.

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He said previous development plans had been abandoned due to their targets' rigid and unyielding nature.

He was hopeful that political parties and successive governments would embrace it and include it in their manifestoes.

Bawumia says Ghana needs decisive leadership

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that the New Patriotic Party's presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has pitched himself to Ghanaians as a decisive leader who can address the country's pressing issues.

In an interview with Africa Watch magazine, Dr Bawumia stated that his experience as a public servant has exposed him to the country's challenges and the immense potential to overcome them.

He said his profession as an economist makes him the best choice for Ghana, as he can use his cutting-edge skills and perspective to provide pragmatic solutions to the nation's problems.

Proofread by Edwina N.K Quarcoo, journalist and copy editor at YEN.com.gh.

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