resources. This major issue was addressed by all the respondents the researcher interviewed during his data collection. At ministry of tourism, it emerged that, they find it very difficult to get the necessary resources to undertake their projects, and this adversely affect their performance. At ministry of energy, power sector, it emerged that, they mostly encounter some challenges which they call it risks, and sometimes they need to identify mitigation innovations. Example is delay in clearing shipped materials, and since the equipment’s they use for extension are not manufactured here, it becomes a major challenge to them as there are some delays. But in spite of that, the government has also given out some tax exemptions for clearance, and when there is a delay in clearance, it affects their success of meeting their goals. 4.3.3 Indicators on Equality and participation Indicators on Equality and participation encompass the distributional aspects of development, in terms of sharing both the burdens and benefits in different areas. Many of these indicators deal with traditional economic and social welfare issues; additional data reflect the interest in promoting changes in production and consumption patterns in a more sustainable direction. During the data collection, the Operations manager of downstream at ministry of energy lamented that, as a sector they seek to create fairness and equality, and this demonstrated by making sure every home has safe and clean energy. Ministry of energy, power sector has a policy of reducing the amount of air pollution by providing vehicles and other automobiles with clean gasoline, and this can be measured by observing the amount of smoke these automobiles release into the atmosphere. And looking at the rate at which air pollution from vehicle exhausts pipes
has been reduced, it shows a clear consumption pattern and its geared towards one of the sustainable development goals. 4.3.4 Indicators on Adaptability Indicators on Adaptability illustrate actions today that will influence the situation in coming years. These indicators represent different views of the current composition of investments in relation to achieving greater flexibility and efficiency tomorrow. At the finance department of ministry of energy, Alhaji who is the head of finance stated clearly that, whatever they are doing as a sector of the ministry is geared towards sustainable development and Ghana’s SDGs as well. According to him, the National Planning Commission sets all NGOs which includes ministries and department agencies and make them aware how their activities are related to the Sustainable Development Goals. He told the researcher the current project they are undertaking as a ministry and the policies guiding them as well. One of their policies is to provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy to meet the national needs and for exports, which is equivalent to one of the Sustainable Development Goals. He showed the researcher a copy of the documented project
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- Fall '18
- DR MAAME ADWOA GYEKYE JANDO
- Ministry of Tourism, Ghana Tourism Authority