General News of 2014-05-15

2014 Economic Forum Ends; Time to work for the good of Ghana – Mahama

President John Mahama has endorsed the outcome of the National Economic Forum with an emphatic statement that his government is ready to implement the decisions taken.

Delivering his speech to end the three-day non-partisan event, the President said his economic team has been “invigorated” by the passionate discussions at the Forum.

He expressed government’s gratitude to participants for the healthy debates resulting in “breath-taking and very far reaching” ideas and suggestions.

“We are committed to taking the next steps,” President Mahama assured.

“While this National Economic Forum might be ending, what lies ahead of us is the beginning of a new day for Ghana, one that we are together shaping as a nation,” he pointed out.

He, however, pointed out that some of the issues raised are being dealt with by the government which include energy crisis, broaden of tax base, Bank of Ghana measures to arrest the fall of cedi and other economic policies and privatization of policies.

But he conceded that the Forum has “inspired us to quicken our steps in achieving these goals” set out by the Forum.

On the part of government, what it can do now is a “careful consideration and timely implementation of solutions” gathered at the Forum, he stressed.

President Mahama insisted there should be “no delays or destruction” of the proposals.

The government's Economic Management team led by Vice President Amissah-Arthur has been "reinvigorated" by the Forum to move into action, he submitted.

The overwhelming non-partisan participation, he acknowledged, is a stamp on the country’s culture of coming together as a people to find practical solutions to problems facing the nation irrespective of their differences.

“I am satisfied with the outcome of this Forum; I am impressed by the participation,” he applauded the work of the participants.

“I will like to formally declare the National Economic Forum successfully concluded. It is time now for us to put all the words that have been spoken here to work for the good of Ghana,” he concluded.

Source: myjoyonline
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