All is set for the National Economic Forum Scheduled to take place at Akosombo in the Eastern Region from May 13, 2014.
Indeed, the government has kept to its word that the much-needed forum would be non-partisan, as senior members across the political divide have been invited to speak at the four-day event.
A list chanced upon by The Enquirer has Mr. Yaw Osafo-Marfo, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku and Mr. Kwame Pianim, all leading members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), as some of the key speakers at the forum.
The forum, which would be on the theme: “Changing the Narrative: Building a National Consensus for Economic and Social Transformation,” would help develop common national positions on some of the critical economic policy issues confronting Ghana.
Other speakers would be Dr. Kwasi Botchwey, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, Mr. Kwame Peprah and Mr. Ato Ahwoi, all senior member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The forum is aimed at institutionalizing regular consultative machinery to promote economic dialogue between the public sector and social partners.
A statement from the Ministry of Information and Media Relations said the four-day forum, to be organized by government and other stakeholders would be held under, the auspices of President John Dramani Mahama.
The forum would seek to achieve consensus on policies, strategies and measures that are required to accelerate Ghana’s transition from a lower middle income nation to an upper middle income economy, with a sustainable path of development that would guarantee improvement in the quality of life for all Ghanaians.
Participants and major contributors at the forum would include former finance ministers, former governors of the Bank of Ghana, eminent economist’s political parties and parliamentarians.
Business leaders, economic policy makers, as well as representatives of traders associations, development and social partners, civil society organizations and members of the academia, as well as senior citizens, would also participate in the forum, the statement concluded.