Home / GENERAL NEWS / Ghana Working Towards Comprehensive, Universal Social Protection Programme – Chief of Staff

Ghana Working Towards Comprehensive, Universal Social Protection Programme – Chief of Staff

Spread the love

The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has said Ghana is steadily working towards a comprehensive and universal social protection programme which is a requisite safeguard and a pedal to accelerate sustainable development.

According to her, this would guarantee that as much as possible, all members of society irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, geographical location, education, disability and status in society live dignified lives.

Speaking at the 2021 UG Alumni Lecture, at the University of Ghana in Accra under the theme: “Social Protection In Ghana: Are We On Track?” she noted that most importantly, it is the fundamental understanding of the government that the most effective way of tackling poverty is to break the chain that passes it from one generation to the next and the systematic way of doing so is through education.

See also  Elmina Fish Market Fire Injures One And Leaves Property Destroyed

 

“Moreover, lessons from other countries’ social protection initiatives have underscored the relevance and the need to ensure sustained exit from poverty. It has been observed that provision of social assistance alone without the necessary skills for income generation does not provide a sustained exit from poverty,” she said.

 

Osei-Opare added: “In view of this, the government of Ghana has created pathways into the livelihoods programmes that are more sustainable towards economic growth and inclusive national development. Productive Inclusion has therefore been adopted as one of the effective and more sustainable means of addressing extreme poverty and vulnerability. Since 2020, under the Ghana Productive Safety Net Project (GPSNP) Ghana is rolling out Productive Inclusion strategy to provide and support graduated beneficiaries of LEAP to engage in more productive livelihood activities.”

See also  Today's Newspaper Headlines: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff has urged the Gender, Children, and Social Protection Ministry to organise a national social protection dialogue to identify sustainable financing mechanisms and to unlock innovative ideas to tighten the delivery of Ghana’s social protection agenda so that nobody is left out.

She is confident such a national dialogue will also generate stakeholder commitment and explore sustainable public-private partnerships.

 

 

 

Source:  MyGhanaMedia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also  Concerned Drivers Reject 13% Hike In Fares, Vows To Charge 20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

 

 


Send your news stories to [email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719

 

 

 

About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

Coup D’etat Confirmed In Burkina Faso; Army Captain Announce Overthrow Of Military Gov’t [video]

Spread the love An army captain in Burkina Faso has announced on national television that …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.