N/R Minister shares govt devt agenda with Ghanaians in New Jersey

Alhaji Shani Alhassan Shaibu, Northern Regional Minister, has shared President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s development agenda with the Northern Ghanaian Community in Jersey City, New Jersey in the United States.

     He, therefore, urged the Northern Ghanaian Community in New Jersey to take advantage of the government’s programmes and policies to partner with local and international companies to invest in the Ghanaian economy.

     Alhaji Shani Shaibu made the remarks when he met the Ghanaian community in Jersey City, New Jersey United States.

     He was hopeful that Ghana would build back much more strongly as the country seeks to overcome the shocks left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

     Alhaji Shani Shaibu said the policies and programmes being implemented by the government had taken roots, growing, and they are bearing fruits.

    He said some key initiatives taken under the government in line with its promises to enhance Ghana’s socio-economic growth, encompass the ‘Free Senior High School (SHS)’ policy, ‘One District, One Factory (1D1F)’ project, National Digital Property Addressing System, and focus of economic policy from taxation to production.

     The Northern Regional Minister also urged the Ghanaian Community in Jersey City to focus on the promotion of the agricultural, waste management, real estate, and other business sectors that would boost Ghana’s economy and development.

     He called on them to rally more support for the agricultural sector and agro-processing as it remains the major business in the Northern regions.

     According to him, the government’s vision to build a ‘Ghana beyond aid’ remains constant to discard the mentality of dependence on aid, charity, and hand-outs.

     He also acknowledged the benefits and the economic boost of the remittances sent by Ghanaians in the diaspora to their families and friends back home, and he also thanked them for their support.

The Northern Ghanaian Community in Jersey City said the development of the Northern Regions was a topmost priority on their agenda.

They said plans were far advanced with a proposal to venture into recycling of plastics in the Northern Region, adding that, their doors are open for any partnerships from other local companies to curb the menace of plastic waste.

They also expressed appreciation to the Regional Minister and thanked him for having the Northern Regions and for that matter Ghana at heart.

From Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA Correspondent

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