Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection
Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

The Civil Society Platform for Social Protection-Ghana has developed a National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) aimed to spearhead the prioritization of sector-wide social protection intervention and to facilitate collaborative implementation of social protection in Ghana.

The Nation Coordinator of the Platform, Mrs Joana Dorothy Kyeremateng made this known during a press briefing at a two-day capacity building workshop in Winneba,

Over twenty-five Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) attended the workshop that was on Social Accountability for Social Protection.

It was on the theme ?Enhancing grassroots participation through social accountability initiatives?.

She said the Civil Society Platform for Social Protection, Ghana (CSPSP-GH) is a platform of civil society organizations advocating for the development and implementation of effective policies and programs for social protection in Ghana.

It?s mission is to foster partnerships with civil societies, national and international organizations to complement government?s efforts in the development and implementation of innovative social protection policies, strategies and programs in order to create an equitable and inclusive society for all Ghanaians, she said.

Topics covered include Overview of Social Protection, Overview of Social Accountability and Citizens Participation and Social Accountability.

The rest were Tools for Social Accountability and Communications Call Card as a Participatory Tool.

Mr Mawutor Ablo, Director for Social Protection at the Ministry for Gender, Children and Social Protection who deputized for the Sector Minister, called on members to work harder to enable the group achieve its aims and objectives.

He said the Ministry for Gender, Children and Social Protection since it inception in 2013 has collaborated with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the World Bank to undertake a study on social protection rationalization.

GNA

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