General News of Thursday, 8 November 2018Source: classfmonline.comRural development policy almost ready – Oppong Nkrumahplay videoKojo Oppong Nkrumah, Information MinisterThe government is wrapping up work on a Rural Development Policy for Ghana, Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (KON), has said. The new policy, he said, will provide a proper framework for addressing prevailing issues in Ghana’s rural development as well as how appropriate institutions effectively respond to those challenges. Mr. Nkrumah said the Rural Development Policy will serve as the single reference point for all ministries, departments, and agencies whose activities and mandates impact the lives of people in rural Ghana. The policy, he noted, is aimed at achieving economic and social development of the rural residents through the provision of opportunities. One of the first attempts at a targeted rural development programme was in the 1970s during Prime Minister Dr. K. A. Busia’s government.
Source: GhanaWeb November 08, 2018 13:07 UTC