On Tuesday, 28th August, 2018, the Economic Governance Platform (previously the Civil Society Platform on the IMF Program) presented a plaque and citation to the outgoing Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Ghana, Ms. Natalia Koliadina during the High Level Dialogue on Tax Expenditures in Ghana, held at the Mensvic Hotel, East-Legon. In recognition of Ms. Koliadina’s commitments to citizen engagement on Ghana’s current stabilization program with the IMF.
The citation read as follows;
This citation is presented to you in recognition of your commendable efforts at deepening the International Monetary Fund’s engagement with civil society in Ghana during your tenure as Resident Representative.
It is also an expression of our gratitude and appreciation for supporting this novel citizens’ initiative of CSOs in Ghana joining forces to bridge the governance loop; by monitoring and providing feedback on the roll-out of our country’s 16th stabilization program with the Fund for implementation success.
Your doors were always opened to the civil society platform on the Ghana-IMF program and you were ever present at all our public forums on Ghana’s Fund-supported program since assuming office. You willingly shared your rich insights with us and always ready to hear our concerns and suggestions on improving the Ghanaian economy.
You facilitated the civil society platform’s regular interactions with the IMF mission team during program reviews as well as interactions with senior officials of the Fund.
You are indeed a firm believer in enhancing citizens’ voice in closing the feedback gap. Members of the civil society platform in Ghana will certainly miss you and we sincerely wish you the very best in your next assignment. It has really been great working with you!
Ms. Natalia Koliadina, expressed gratitude to the civil society platform for the recognition. She urged the Economic Governance Platform to continue its constructive engagements with Government, the IMF and other donor partners by providing useful feedback on government’s policies and programmes in the national interest.
The Economic Governance Platform (EGP) was represented by Mr. Godson Aloryito, Coordinator, Mr. Vitus Adaboo Azeem, Former Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Mrs. Beauty Emefa Narteh, Executive Secretary of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), Ambassador Francis Tsegah, Senior Research Fellow at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD Ghana), Mrs. Elizabeth Abena Nkrumah, Executive Director of the Financial Accountability & Transparency-Africa (FAT-AFrica) and Ms. Charlotte Kpogli, Policy Analyst at the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC).