Gov’t and citizens need closer collaboration

Gov’t and citizens need closer collaboration

Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has called for an increased synergy and cooperation between government and the citizenry to drive the nation towards progress and prosperity.

In his remarks to the graduating class of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) on Friday, July 28, 2023, the Minister stressed the need for increased engagement between academia, industry, and government to ensure that education and training align with the evolving needs of the country.

“Dear graduates, as you step into the world beyond these walls, I urge you to embrace the power of synergy. Collaborate with industry, engage with government, and continue to seek knowledge and personal growth.

“Remember that your success is not achieved in isolation, but through collective effort and collaboration. May your journey ahead be filled with success, fulfilment, and a steadfast commitment to building synergies for the betterment of yourselves, and our society at large,” he said.

Mr. Oppong Nkrumah highlighted the importance of implementing policies aimed at promoting equal opportunities for all emphasizing that, such policies are essential in building a more inclusive and equitable society where everyone can contribute to and benefit from the country's growth and development.

He gave the assurance that government, on its part is committed to championing interventions that create a level playing field for all citizens. The goal, he said, is to enable every individual, regardless of their background, to pursue their aspirations and make meaningful contributions to the nation's development. He said by doing so, government seeks to remove barriers and provide equal opportunities for everyone in Ghana, ensuring that no one is left behind.

This, he emphasized the role of active citizen participation in the governance architecture of the country. He encouraged Ghanaians to provide valuable input and timely feedback to government, as this plays a crucial role in shaping effective policies that address the nation's needs and aspirations.

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