Event Reports

Partnership of Political Actors for Socio - Economic Development

The Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized a one week workshop with the theme ‘Partnership for Socio Economic Development' at Jema and Tuobodom in the Brong-Ahafo Region from the 8th – 12th of September 2014.

It is generally accepted and widely held view that the successful implementation of any development agenda depends to a very great extent the overall involvement of the very people it is intended to benefit. For this reason it is absolutely important for the people to be well informed about development issues and their role as partners in development. Unfortunately however in many parts of our country a large section of the society are not abreast with development issues and this is seriously derailing the pace of development. In Ghana issues, decisions and actions on development have been perceived as matters for the politicians and specifically the government alone.

Many people are not interested in getting involved to advance the course for development and it is for this reason that Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) as part of its mandate is supporting and collaborating with Civil Society Organizations which are considered key partners in development to build their capacity to promote Socio - Economic Growth and Development.

In collaboration with the Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA), the Foundation organized a one week workshop with the theme ‘Partnership for Socio Economic Development’ at Jema and Tuobodom in the Brong-Ahafo Region from the 8th – 12th of September 2014. The objective of the workshop was to enhance the capacity of participants to understand and appreciate the key role they play as agents of Socio-Economic Development. Presentations were made on the following:

•District Assemblies as agents of socio-economic development.

•Political Parties as agents of socio-economic development.

•Traders as agents of socio-economic development.

looking forward, the organizers; the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) wish that participants of the workshop are better equipped and well positioned to appreciate the central role that they play as development partners.