Dr Kwabena Duffuor Minister of Finance on Thursday said government would implement measures in several critical areas of governance to provide a safe and secured country where every Ghanaian is treated equally before the law and has access to justice.
“We will seek to equitably develop the country through effective decentralization,” Dr Duffuor said when he presented 2009 Budget to Parliament in Accra.
He told parliament that transparent and responsible governance with
service, humility and integrity were the core pillars of government's good governance agenda.
In achieving our national development goals, therefore, Government will use its power to significantly improve the lives of citizens.
According to Dr. Duffour government was therefore going to pay particular attention to the institutions that maintained law and order and strengthen
the capacities of anti-corruption institutions to effectively undertake their constitutional mandate to ensure that corruption in public service is significantly reduced and make it a high risk activity for political and public office holders.
The MDAs whose activities will promote the achievement of key governance objectives are the following: Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Office of Parliament, Ministry of The Interior, Judicial Service, Public Services Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation
Others are the Audit Service, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General's Department, Ministry of Defence, the Electoral Commission, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture, Ministry of Information, National Commission for Civic Education, National Development Planning Commission, National Labour Commission, National Media Commission, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Office of Government Machinery and
District Assembly Common Fund.