The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has met its Development Partners (DPs) to strengthen ties and to discuss the Commission’s 2023 work plan.
Speaking at the meeting on Thursday in Accra, the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. George Gyan Baffour, noted that 2022 had been a difficult year for the nation.
“The Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) fiscal budgets have decreased as a result, while the NDPC’s budget has decreased by nearly 70 per cent,” he added.
Prof. Baffour commended the DPs for their support over the years and for how they had helped the Commission to advance national development.
On his part, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Mr Charles Abani, noted that the United Nations representatives would assist the Commission to find solutions to the development concerns it had raised.
He also proposed a Sustainable Development Forum in September in New York City.
“The meeting will aid in addressing several international problems, including the global debt crisis, the transformation of education and efforts to ensure food security,” he explained.
Mr Abani also discussed the Voluntary National Review (VNR) report from the previous year, where he noted that some development partners working with the NDPC may help meet the VNR’s demand.
Patience Anaadem, ISD