The Kumasi Declaration Passes with Help of Co-Chair and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
A Royal Dialogue Results in the Kumasi Declaration
In response to the President’s call for further engagement, a series of breakfast meetings have been introduced and one was held, with support from Fidelity Bank Ghana and Deloitte, at the Manhyia Palace in the city of Kumasi under the Royal patronage of His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll, the Asantehene to engage business leaders and select eminent personalities in an interactive dialogue on key imperatives for achieving the SDGs. Thus, leveraging the leadership and gravitas of His Majesty the King to bear on the SDGs. His Majesty Otumfou Osei Tutu II stressed the need for a conscious effort from private sector, public sector, civil society organizations, academia, government, traditional leaders and the youth in attaining the SDG’s. The Royal Dialogue was organized among other things to get the private sector and Nananom (traditional rulers), religious leaders, educationists, civil society organisations, youth and media to more strongly embrace the agenda and incorporate the goals in their corporate strategies and activities. The outcome of the dialogue was a Kumasi Declaration on the SDGs in honour of Busumuru Kofi Annan.
The Kumasi Declaration among other things addressed the need for the government of Ghana to create the necessary enabling environment, through strategic actions and deliberate efforts, for traditional leaders, religious leaders, the private sector, the academia, civil society organisations and the youth to attain the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The declaration further urged Government to enhance mechanisms for the mobilisation of domestic resources in support of the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable