Director-General (DG) of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Dr. Nii Moi Thompson says Ghana was ready to take a longer view of national development and address its associated challenges.

NDPCHe said this during separate meeting with the country?s Speaker of Parliament, Right Honourable Doe Adjaho, and Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina Theodora Woode.

Many Ghanaians, according to the report of the Constitutional Review Commission called for a long- term national development plan.

Dr. Thompson stated that the long-term plan, which was expected to span over a 40 year period (2018-2057), ?will be flexible enough for any government to draw up its own medium-term plans towards achieving the vision and goals of the plan, which are based on the Constitution and in particular, the Directive Principles of State Policy?.

Mrs Theodora Georgina Woode appealed to the NDPC to include the judiciary in the national infrastructure plan as most of the courts built about 40 years ago were in deplorable state across the country.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Honourable Doe Adjaho emphasized the need to involve the people and the political leaders in the whole process in order for the long-term development plan to come to fruition.

The NDPC is a body created by article 86 and 87 of Ghana?s 1992 Constitution. It was established by Acts 479 and 480 with the mandate to advise the President on development planning policy and strategy.

It makes proposals for the development of multi-year rolling plans, taking into consideration the resource potential and comparative advantage of the different districts of the country.


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