Professor Kwesi Botchwey to speak on economics and politics at the 65th Independence Day Conference
A former finance minister, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, is due to speak at an Independence Day conference in Accra on Monday, March 7, 2022.
The inaugural lecture is on the theme: “On the State of the Nation’s Economy and Politics: 65 Years After Independence – The Path to Sustainable Development and Democratic Consolidation”.
The conference is designed to provide a constructive platform to engage and shape solutions to Ghana’s socio-economic challenges and prospects.
There will be a panel discussion and discussion with the audience to review and reflect on the topic and issues raised during the conference.
It is organized by the OneGhana Movement, a non-profit thought leadership and social action organization, in partnership with the Department of Economics and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Ghana-Legon.
In the wake of the current raging fiscal challenges, he is expected to speak out on issues of economic management and policy.
Ghanaians will listen carefully to the country’s longest-serving finance minister, who ruled affairs from 1982 to 1995, to find out if he will make any proposals to address the current economic challenges.
Having been in charge of the economy when Ghana ran several programs with the Briton Woods institutions, Ghanaians are eager to hear his views on whether or not the country should send to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In case he has any opinions on the raging debate over electronic transaction tax (e-levy), that will be of interest to many Ghanaians.
The OneGhana movement seeks to promote public policy accountability, promote civic responsibility, and promote the prioritization of the national interest over partisan politics.
It also seeks to influence Ghanaian society and, by harnessing the power of our collective ideas, it hopes to shape the direction of policy makers and inspire citizens to action.
The mission of the OneGhana Movement is to promote citizen and political accountability and the prioritization of national interest over partisan politics using policy analysis, advocacy, legal and financial interventions to drive social and political change in Ghana.
OneGhana Movement Projects
The OneGhana movement has embarked on important projects and programs to achieve its goals.
RightWay Initiative – Adopt a Trash Can Campaign
The lack of public trash cans along the streets and the irresponsible behavior of citizens have contributed to the growing sanitation problems in Accra.
In an effort to address this challenge, the OneGhana movement, in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, is launching the RightWay Initiative – “Adopt A Bin” campaign.
Public bins have been deployed and placed on the streets of Accra to ensure that citizens have access to proper waste disposal at their fingertips.
Ghana Action Series
As part of the Ghana Action Series, OneGhana Movement organized a series of lectures on vital issues of national importance.
Justice for the victims of the June 3 floods and fires
The pressure group demands justice for the victims of the floods and fires of June 3, 2015.
The disaster left more than 150 people dead after an explosion at a Goil petrol station in the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area.
The campaign includes legal aid for victims and public advocacy on corporate and regulatory accountability.