The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Ms Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, has known as on Ghana to prioritise financial commitment in the social sector to accelerate the country’s prospects of assembly the Sustainable Enhancement Goals (SDGs) goal by 2030.
She explained this kind of investments have to hinge on an built-in finance tactic that mobilised resources from the public and personal sources to employ programmes that would aid to attain the targets.
Ms Lopez-Ekra explained while middle-cash flow nations, such as Ghana, experienced witnessed some degree of financial advancement, they would not be able to obtain the SDG targets if they unsuccessful to spend in job development and human capital.
“1 of the challenges middle-income international locations have is that there may possibly be economic development but inequalities and poverty however keep on being a major challenge and it exhibits that economic advancement on your own cannot carry people today out of poverty in a sustainable way,” she stressed.
She said that at the opening session of a two-working day joint consultation workshop on the UN Sustainable Improvement Partnership (UNSDP) in Accra previous Wednesday (Dec 18).
The workshop was organised by the UN business in Ghana in collaboration with the ministries of Finance and Scheduling to validate a joint function strategy (JWP) for the implementation of the UNSDP.
It brought with each other 80 MDAs, heads of UN companies in Ghana and other stakeholders.
The workshop was organised by the UN office in Ghana in collaboration with the ministries of Finance and Scheduling to validate a joint operate strategy (JWP) for the implementation of the UNSDP.
It introduced with each other 80 MDAs, heads of UN businesses in Ghana and other stakeholders.
The JWP was subsequently formulated to help in the implementation of the UNSDP in line with the UN reforms on the SDGs.
The UNSDP is aligned to the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Enhancement Insurance policies (CPSDP), 2017-2024 and the SDGs.
Ms Lopez-Ekra stressed that collaboration among the the MDAs, as effectively as the non-public sector, was key to making certain that all gaps ended up addressed for the attainment of the SDGs.
“It is all about difficult function, acquiring a approach and a vision and putting funds the place it ought to be,” she reported.
Ms Lopez-Ekra also stated there was the want for an integrated financing approach for SDG programmes in establishing countries.
“In acquiring international locations, we have a funding gap of $2.5 trillion for every 12 months to finance SDGs and so Ghana and other center-cash flow countries need to have to mobilise assets locally by reforming tax regimes and also function with the personal sector,” she said.
Federal government dedication
Mr Ken Ofori-Atta stressed that the accomplishment of the SDGS necessary strategic mobilisation of assets and sturdy partnerships throughout all sectors.
“For us as a government, it behoves us to be prudent in the administration of the means we obtain and to block all leakages which allow for for the illegal outflow of assets,” he mentioned.
He explained the governing administration would aim a lot more on mobilising domestic and general public assets, as properly as bolster regulatory framework that would far better align domestic and intercontinental private organization and finance with community items.
For his portion, Prof. Gyan-Baffour said the federal government was pursuing initiatives that would develop synergies in the implementation of programmes throughout the SDGs, specially with regard to mobilisation and better focusing on of funds.
He urged MDAs and other stakeholders to crack absent from their silos and commence to work in an built-in way to attain the SDGs.
“In the previous, specific UN businesses have created and executed workplans singularly with employing companions, which includes MDAs that may possibly be straight aligned to their organisational plans. We are enthusiastic that as component of the UN reforms, this joint get the job done approach will enable us to experience shared aims by our shared duty,” he claimed.