The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has called for a deepening collaboration among domestic and international stakeholders to ensure rapid economy recovery, stability and resilience.
She noted that building a more resilient country is tied up with building a more resilient world.
The Minister made the call at a Flag-raising ceremony in Accra on October 25, 2022, to commemorate the 77th United Nations Day.
“Both the vision of the United Nations and recent global experiences reinforce the conclusion that in an interdependent world, we must have an interest in the success of every state as we must have an interest in the success of every individual if we are to have resilient communities and societies,” she emphasized.
As such, Madam Ayorkor Botchwey said there was a need for development partners and stakeholders to take up the responsibility to build a peaceful and safe world where everyone lived a dignified, peaceful and prosperous life.
She said in Ghana, like many other parts of the world, some of the gains made toward achieving the SDGs have been eroded as a result of the impact of the world’s economic and financial headwinds over the last two years.
“We are confident, however, that with the right solutions backed by the science of rigorously analyzed data and transformative development cooperation, we can bring our economy back on track. The lesson of the global crisis we are experiencing is that the greatest challenge we face as a global community is building resilience across the board,” she added.
She assured that Ghana would work with the international community, in the spirit of multilateralism, to build a resilient economy to benefit citizens and contribute to global prosperity.
The Minister further highlighted the government’s efforts this year to ease economic pressure, which includes the imposition of a moratorium on the establishment of new public sector institutions, reduction of expenditure on all meetings and conferences by 50% and approval by Cabinet for Ministers and Heads of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) to contribute 30 per cent of their salaries from April to December 2022 to the Consolidated Fund.
“On the current fuel challenges, the government is implementing measures to guarantee a constant supply of petroleum products despite global supply challenges,” she added.
The theme for this year’s 77th- celebration “Building on the 35s – Solidarity, Sustainability and Science -towards a more resilient Ghana,” was marked with a Flag-raising ceremony attended by the diplomatic community in Ghana.
Patience Anaadem, ISD