Majority and Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) have expressed their support for the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda being championed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
They, however, disagreed on the ability of the government to implement policies and programmes to wean the country of its dependence on donor partners.
While the Majority MPs last Wednesday said the government’s flagship policies would lead to the attainment of the agenda, the Minority MPs said it was a mere rhetoric not backed by concrete action.
The legislators made the comments in response to a statement on Ghana Beyond Aid read by the MP for Nsawam-Adoagyiri and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh.
Mr Annoh-Dompreh said Ghana stood at crossroads at this point in its history, “where she must decide to either remain economically dependent on donors to fund its development or mobilise resources from within”.
He noted that the choice should be a paradigm shift where the country, despite all odds, must take its destiny into its own hands and forge ahead a path of development underpinned by self-sufficiency and interdependence instead of the current dependence and reliance on foreign aid for development.
The Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, said the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda was laudable that every patriotic citizen must support.
He indicated that it was a development agenda that would be attained within a given period of time.