As the completion date of the implementation of approved work plans by beneficiary organizations was drawing near, the CDM Secretariat organized a-one-day workshop to ascertain the preparedness of these beneficiary organizations towards closing-out these activities by 30th June 2014.
The Workshop, which was held in the conference room of the Ministry of Finance on the 15th of May, 2014, was attended by twenty-nine (29) participants drawn from the eleven (11) first call beneficiary organisations namely: the Public Services Commission, Office of the President, the Office of the Head of Civil Service, National Development Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency and Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT.
In his opening remarks, the GOG CDM Coordinator, Mr. Louis Amo, indicated that each organization was going to make a brief presentation on their CDM that was expected to elicit the extent of completion of the implementation of the respective work plans which, in turn, would inform the Secretariat whether an extension in the completion date would be necessary.
The representatives of the various beneficiary organisations duly gave account of the status of implementation of their CDM activities. These presentations were discussed at length. At the end of the workshop, it was realized that seven (7) out of the eleven (11) organizations would need an extension in the completion date. They all had one or two activities that were likely not be completed by the June 30, 2014 deadline.
It was also realized that many of the organizations had made tremendous progress under the CDM that is leading to greater transformation in their service delivery.
The Coordinator encouraged the participants to work harder to ensure that the programmes are properly completed and the final reports submitted on schedule.