General News of Wed, 2 May 20186
Osafo-Marfo to head Ghana Beyond Aid committee
Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo will head the Ghana Beyond Aid committee barring any last minute hitch.
The committee expected to draw up a charter which maps out strategies to actualize the Ghana Beyond Aid vision.
President Akufo-Addo made the announcement during the May Day celebration at the Baba Yara Stadium
“The Charter will then be subjected to scrutiny and debate by Parliament and adopted as a follow up to the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies. The nation will then know in detail how we intend to move Ghana to a situation Beyond Aid,” the president said Tuesday.
“We must turn our back on the old economy, and build a value-added, industrialised economy with modernised agriculture, which is neither victim nor pawn of the world economic order. Our relations with the world must be characterized by an increase in trade and investment co-operation, not aid.
“Healthy relations with other countries, and put Ghanaian products at the high end of the value chain in the global marketplace, and create jobs for the teeming masses of Ghanaians, particularly the youth. The vision is to build a free, prosperous, independent country, a Ghana Beyond Aid.”