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NDPC holds technical consultation with MDAs

March 2, 2016, 12:48 p.m.

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), has held technical consultation with 41 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on their policies and programmes towaard the formulation of a long-term development framework for the country.

A statement from the NDPC in Accra and copied to the Ghanaian Times explained that the consultation was for the officials of the NDPC to get deeper insight into their strategic plans and legal instruments underlying their establishment, and how they contribute to the long-term development framework.

Other institutions expected to engage with the commission are the National House of Chiefs, the Ghana Police Service and the bank of Ghana.

The statement said, the technical consultation with the MDAs will end on March 4 and the Civil Society Organisations, Identifiable bodies and the Academia will take their turn to engage with the officials of NDPC on the development framework.

It is recalled that President John Mahama, on August 4, 2015, launched a historic process to prepare a long-term plan for the social. economic, environmental and institutional transformation of Ghana.

The first phase of the process for preparing the plan was completed in November 2015, following broad-based consultations with a cross-section of Ghanaians in all the ten regions.

This paved the way for the ongoing second phase, which commenced on February 4, 2016, with focus on technical consultation with MDAs to align their policies and plans with a long-term vision for the country.

When developed and approved, the long-term development framework, which is expected to span from 2018-2057, will succeed the current medium-term plan, Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda.

Source: Ghanaian Times

Source: Ghanacrusader.comDisclaimer: The views expressed in this news report do not necessarily reflect the position of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC)