A Vision of Ghana Beyond Aid
Ghana Beyond Aid is the vision of H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to build a Ghana where everyone has access to education, training, and productive employment; where no one goes hungry and everyone has access to the necessities of life including good health care, water, sanitation, and decent housing in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The achievement of this vision based on 2 key pillars:
(a) the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda is a National Agenda, not a Government of the day agenda;
(b) the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda focuses on values, mindset and attitudinal changes that condition the environment for pursuing development, rather than a list of projects to be implemented.
By this initiative, the President’s vision is to ultimately transform Ghana into an aid-free country. The emphasis is to mobilize the energy, creativity and resources of business, labour, civil society, traditional leaders and all key stakeholders in society in creating a holistic world-class investment climate that would allow Ghana to partner meaningfully with the West in development and trade.
The agenda lays due emphasis on the “software” underpinnings of development – values, mindset, attitudes and behaviour of citizens. It is believed that these are the factors that when developed in the positive, would make the difference in the execution of plans and programs of the vision of Ghana Beyond Aid. The realization of a nation that is wealthy, inclusive, sustainable, empowered, and resilient is the ultimate aim of H.E. President Akufo-Addo’s vision.