From May 12 – 15, 2014, 140 Ghanaians drawn from organized labour, Ghanaian private sector, professional associations, financial institutions, security services, traditional leaders, political parties, parliamentarians, the clergy, policy think tanks, academia, civil society, and government ministries met in Senchi in the spirit of our shared interest and commitments for Building a National Consensus for Economic and Social Transformation as well as our collective pursuit of inclusive and sustainable development.
John Dramani Mahama in Brussels: Addressing fragility in Africa
There is one critical issue that has become topical in the world and that is inequality. As the economy grows, some people are being left behind and that becomes a critical question. People take up(...)
Acceptance Speech By President John Dramani Mahama Of Ghana As Chair Of Ecowas
I am truly honoured, deeply humbled, and filled with a great sense of responsibility, by your decision to elect me as the new Chair of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. On behalf(...)
My father owned a Teasmade automatic tea maker, which he’d acquired during a trip to England. It had a clock, with a timer and an alarm, which my father programmed every single night without fail so that by the time he was up and alert,his first cup of tea would be ready and waiting for him. He cherished that machine.
But it was one of only a small number of things in our home that was not made in Ghana.
My father, like most Ghanaians, mostly purchased products that were manufactured in Ghana. This was during the years of Operation Feed Yourself.
Since this is my first blog post in 2014, please let me start by wishing you all - Happy New Year! I hope that 2014 will bring in your lives the first harvest of the fruits our government sowed in(...)