Minister designate for Planning 40-year development plan not necessary - Gyan Baffuor

The NDPC launched the process to prepare a 40-year development plan for Ghana (2018-2057).

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Minister designate for Planning, Prof. George Gyan-Baffour play

Minister designate for Planning, Prof. George Gyan-Baffour

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The Minister designate for Planning, Prof. George Gyan-Baffour has downplayed the relevance of a 40-year national development plan to guide Ghana’s development agenda.

According to him, a long-term plan for national development must be limited to ten years due to world economic conditions and the advancement in technology.

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Speaking at his vetting in Parliament on Monday at the Appointments committee, he said "A forty-year development plan connotes rigidity. It could mean people cannot bring in what they want to do".

The NDPC launched the process to prepare a 40-year development plan for Ghana (2018-2057).

The plan will bind governments to a vision lasting till the country attains 100 years.

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Dr.Nii Moi Thompson,Director-General,NDPC play Dr.Nii Moi Thompson,Director-General,NDPC

 

The idea of the plan was born out of the recommendations of the Constitution Review Commission of 2010.
40 years too long.

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While some have questioned the duration of the plan, Prof George Gyan-Baffour said "We need a development framework but not a plan that will be restrictive".

"We will look at the 40-year-plan; it is important that every country like Ghana gets a long-term plan, particularly with respect to infrastructure, so that there will be continuity. So we will definitely look at it and where modifications are necessary, we’ll make it after going through," he said.

"I believe in consultation so we will talk to the originators of the plan and ensure a full change."

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