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Apr 13, 2011

Information Minister launches 2nd national policy fair


Hon. John Tia Akologu, the Minister of Information has launched the second National Policy Fair, which is scheduled to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre from Tuesday, 26th to Saturday, 30th April, 2011.
He says the Policy Fair will enable the citizenry assess government’s performance, as well as create the platform for consultation between policy makers, implementers and beneficiaries, adding that it serves as a one-stop access to all government departments and agencies. Hon. Tia said Policy Fair, which is on the theme: ‘Empowering the People as We Build a Better Ghana,’ will be officially opened by H.E. President J.E.A Mills on April 26. He noted that this year’s fair is a sequel to that of last year, which received much commendation from many Ghanaians and Governance Institutions, leading to H.E. the President directing that, it become an annual event on the national calendar. According to him, Ministers, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) as well as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), will exhibit their policies, projects and activities. He pointed out that some of the issues to be discussed during the Dialogue Sessions will include ‘The Co-ordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies, (2010-2016), ‘Oil Production in Ghana-Opportunities yet untapped,’ ‘In-depth assessment of government’s vision for the use of Ghana’s path to Industrialization-Government’s interventions so far’, ‘Ghana’s ICT focus Opportunities and challenges’ and ‘Assessing Ghana’s efforts towards agricultural revolution’. Hon. Tia Akologu, therefore, urged the public to participate fully in the Fair, stressing that concrete policies and programmes of governments which are geared towards the development of the citizenry should be embraced by all. Some personalities to address the Dialogue Sessions include Mr. P.V. Obeng, Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission, Dr. Nii Moi Thompson, Member of the Economic Advisory Council, Mr. Kwame Pianim, an Economist and Mr. Kan Dapaah, a former Minister of Energy. Source: ISD