Though the three day the National Economic Forum has ended successfully , at Senchi in the Eastern Region, the lead role played by the Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur before and during the forum has come up for tonnes of commendations, Ghanaian intellectuals and non intellectuals have praised the Vice President, for the professional and presidential manner which he steered the affairs of the just ended National Economic Forum at Senchi near Atimpoku in the Eastern Region.
According to participants at the just ended the forum, he assumed a high sense of intelligence in deliberating with the issues at stake and his superb human relation skills, as part of efforts to find the panacea to the challenges facing the economy.
In his closing remarks, President John Dramani Mahama described the work of the Vice President Kwasi Amissah -Arthur as exemplary. “I wish to take this opportunity to thank my Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur for all the hard work, time, dedication that he has invested in this forum The leadership and other contributions that he has made to ensure the success of this forum is not short of exemplary.” President Mahama stated
The Secretary General of the TUC, Kofi Asamoah couldn’t agree more with the President. He commended Vice President Amissah-Arthur for the effective role he played leading to success of the forum,Another participant.
Dr Steve Manteaw of ISODEC and a steering member of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative was full of praise for the Vice President.
.This makes it the third economic dioluge in the history of Ghana, first was with former President John Rawlings in 1997 then under former President John Kuffour in 2003, then under President Mahama all in an attempt to find a potent medicine that could cure the nations ailing economy.
The forum which was boycotted the the largest opposition party in the country, thus the NPP could not take the shine out of the Senchi Census , both politicians,civil servants. Labour. public servants ,social partners , civil society, business groups and associations, religious groups, key individuals the press amongst others described the three day forum chaired by the Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur as a highly successful forum which when implemented would enure to improve the country’s economic situation.
The outcome of the forum which was in a communique,with a pledge by President John Mahama that his government will attach the same urgency exhibited by the participants in the quest to solve the nation’s economic challenges.
He also expressed his satisfaction at the outcome of the Forum and gave the assurance that government will be committed to taking the next steps, however, pointing out that the solutions “are breathtaking and very far reaching.”
“I am satisfied with the outcome of this forum and I am impressed at the zeal and enthusiasm you have shown over these last three days.
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