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Kwadwo Opong Nkrumah
Kwadwo Opong Nkrumah

The Ministry Of information is charged with the mandate to disseminate information on government policies and programs to the citizenry and also to gather feedback from the citizenry for policy review and refinement.

Hon. Kwadwo Opong Nkrumah who is the Deputy Minister for Information read the speech on behalf of current Minister for Information Dr. Mustapha Ibrahim emphasized that, " in view of this, the ministry of information in 2017 launched the National Policy summits :A platform which afforded citizens, civil society groups, the business community and Government an opportunity to engage on the policies and programs of the administration".

According to him, Last year two summits were organized, One on the Economy and the other on Trade. These summits were very well patronized and provided a platform for major input into policies of the respective ministries. Indeed the level of participation and the quality of policy feedback received, proved that Ghanaians have fully taken their place as citizens and not spectators under this administration and are eager to contribute ideas to shape and move this country forward ".

Furthermore, we are happy to announce to you that the 2018 edition of the summits are about to start. And this year we have decided not to situate all the summits in Accra. It is important to move the to some other regional capitals so that they too get a feel of the program while government benefits from the views of stakeholders there too".

Hon. Kwadwo Opong Nkrumah concluded by saying, "in this regard, the first, which will be the NPS on the Economy is scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of July 2018 in Kumasi. We are convening in the Garden City  to deliberate on the issues affecting the economy. It comes right on the back of the mid - year review of government's economic policies and has been theme:"Assessing the growth and jobs agenda". It will afford key economic sector ministries an opportunity to engage on how well their programs have fared for the first half of the year. stakeholders will get an opportunity to also make an input into the implementation of these policies and programs for the second half of the year".

Source | | Kofi Dwumah

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