President Akufo Addo has taken his efforts aimed at ensuring that Ghana achieves all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030 to some selected Chief Executive Officers in the Private Sector. CEOs numbering about forty (40) are essentially being urged by the President to Prioritize the SDGs in their various outfits as well as in their line of business.
At a breakfast meeting held at the Banquet Hall of the Jubilee House, President Akufo Addo, observed that CEOs are “in today’s world, the primary promotes of social and economic transformation”. To that end, the President said if there is any important goal which is social or national in nature, it will require that CEOs are challenged to participate in the implementation of same.
Focus of Meeting
The President added that the meeting is also to solicit for ideas from the CEOs that would help in shaping three main objectives namely; how government and the private sector can work together to achieve the SDGs, how best to mobilise the expertise and best practices of the private sector to bring the SDGs into fruition and how Ghana can ensure that the SDGs do not remain within the public consciousness as some abstract and remote concept that is debated among a few political personalities in the floors of the General Assembly of the UN and nowhere else.
Co-Chair of the Group of Advocates
In his capacity as Co-Chair of the Group of Advocates of Eminent Persons of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), President Akufo Addo says he takes the achievement of the SDGs very seriously as it has a direct bearing on the development of Ghana and Africa as a whole.
Special Advisor to President on the SDGs
In his welcome remarks, Dr. Eugene Owusu, Special Advisor to the President on the SDGs, said government’s focus is to firmly wedged on the pulse of innovation across communities and intentionally collaborate with strategic partners such as private sector CEOs for purposes of making Ghana one of Africa’s biggest game-changing sustainability countries.