The European Union (EU) has this month paid 11.9 million Euros (GHC 52 million) to support decentralization in Ghana. The grant supports the decentralization reform process of the country that aims to improve service delivery at the district level.
Speaking at a press conference at UNCTAD 14, Members of the European Parliament emphasized that although trade can be a powerful engine of growth, its benefits are not evenly distributed. “The 48 Least Developed Countries still share only 1% of global trade. We need to prioritize the needs of the poorest countries and align trade with other policies. The priority of the Agenda 2030 is to eradicate poverty. Trade has to work for sustainable development and growth”, MEPs said.