UPSA Global Alumni Association has put together a symposium to find pragmatic ways government can shore up its revenue generation and embark on some cost cutting measure to provide it some space for developmental activities.
Government presented its Annual Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament on March 12, 2021. Due to the passionate debate and controversies that the Budget has generated, it has become imperative for sections of the Ghanaian public especially stakeholders such as trade unions, political parties, and experts to weigh in on the subject, especially as it affects national development, livelihoods and the economic survival of ordinary Ghanaians.
The UPSA Global Alumni Association which represents over 30,000 members home and abroad, cannot be left out of this important national discourse on the 2021 Budget. With a growing national debt stock of GHC 291 billion (representing 78 per cent of GDP); the adverse effect of a global pandemic, and the decision to raise revenues through more taxes, the UPSA Global Alumni Association presents a formidable force of experts, accomplished professionals and academics in the field of Finance, Economics, Audit and Budget to make its voice heard on national issues, particularly on the 2021 Budget Statement.
SYMPOSIUM The Association is therefore organising a conference scheduled for Monday 29th March, 2021 that brings together Alumni and experts – both home and abroad, to discuss various aspects of the budget and to proffer alternative solutions to the multifaceted economic challenges that confront the nation.
OBJECTIVE According to Mr. Francis Dadzie, Coordinator of the UPSA Global Alumni Association, “the objective of the Symposium is to bring UPSA Alumni and experts together, to contribute effectively to the national discourse on the economy, and proffer alternative solutions and perspectives for the consideration of Government.”
The Alumni speakers for the occasion include: Dr. Daniel Seddoh, Former CEO, National Pensions Regulatory Authority and Dr. Oduro Osae, Director General, Internal Audit Agency
This is the first international symposium to be held by the Global Alumni Association in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Office of the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
The Association will also launch the Global Alumni Website during the occasion, as well as build on the momentum to further engage with alumni, and strengthen the Association through various activities and programmes.