The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Ghana’s new vision of a “Ghana beyond Aid,” coupled with performance of the economy in the first year under President Akufo-Addo, is a major inspiration to African countries.
Speaking at the inaugural edition of the „Governor Speaks‟ series at the IMF/World Bank
Spring Meetings, Abebe Selasie, Director of the African Department said, “Your country’s new vision and the impressive work done so far is an inspiration to all of Africa. Keep on track.”
Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, was given the opening slot on the newly introduced IMF platform, which seeks to give the global community an opportunity to learn from the success stories of other countries in economic management.
In his address, Mr. Ofori-Atta outlined the meaning of the “Ghana beyond Aid” agenda and how Ghana intends to achieve it within a generation.
Mr Ofori-Atta outlined key revenue measures already underway, which were aimed at boosting domestic resource mobilisation to fund the agenda.
Ghana is seeking to grow domestic resources and invest the same into growth driving initiatives that are aimed at creating jobs and improving incomes.
According to Mr Ofori-Atta, the Akufo-Addo administration’s recent high levels of recorded growth will be maintained.