Posted: Sunday 27th July 2014 at 15:36 pm

Gov’t sets up Senchi Report Implementation C’tee

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Government has set up the Senchi Economic Report Implementation Committee to ensure that the Report is effectively implemented in order to arrest the economic challenges facing the country.

President John Dramani Mahama, made the announcement when  Claude Maerten, European Union (EU) Head of Delegation paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

The visit was also to bid farewell to Ghana’s president after his three-and-half year’s duty tour of Ghana.

The President took the opportunity to reiterate Ghana’s commitment towards economic development in the country. He mentioned the Senchi-report which was a by-product of a three day economic forum held at Senchi, adding the government will fully implement the report.

‘I am chairing the strategic advisorycommittee which is to work on policy alternatives that Ghana needs in a short term to overcome the economic challenges,’ the president dosclosed.

He said there were mid-term prospects for the Ghanaian economy, despite the current economic challenges, and commended the EU for its contributions over the years, towards Ghana’s economic growth.

He said Ghana’s relations with the EU had hinged on the relations Africa has had with the institution and he, as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States,  would forge ahead to strengthen that relations during his tenure of office.

The President disclosed that government was undertaking some reforms, such as the payroll audit that would subsequently help in the elimination of ghost names from the public service.

According to him, there is a revamping exercise on-going in the Fisheries sector, and he would continue to seek the support of the EU and other partners to step up fish production for both domestic and external markets.

President Mahama commended the EU for the tremendous contribution towards the maintenance of peace and unity in Mali, Guinea Bissau, and currently the support for peace in Northern Nigeria.

Mr Maerten commended President Mahama for initiating measures to maintain peace among ECOWAS member-states, and urged him to pursue prudent ones that would enhance peace, unity and stability in the sub- region.

He said Ghana was recognized as a country with high democratic credentials, which was further deepened after the death of late President John Evans Atta Mills, and urged President Mahama to maintain that tempo for the benefit of Ghanaians.

The out-going Head of Delegation,  said Ghana had economic prospects and government therefore needed a strong economic management to get out of the challenges, particularly with the pricing of cocoa and the acquisition of a gas plant.

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