Ghana to partner Ivory Coast in agriculture
Ghana has agreed to collaborate with Ivory Coast in areas of trade, agriculture and security among others.
The latest move between the West African neighbours is to help Ivory Coast in her construction of efforts as she struggles to shake off the excesses of post election violence.
The agreement was reached when President Atta Mills met his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara in Malabo on the sidelines of the just ended AU Summit.
President Ouattara’s reason for seeking audience with President Atta Mills in Malabo was simple.
The Ivorian post election violence is over, yet the rabble unscarred remains.
There is therefore the need to rebuild mend cracks, resuscitate the economy, heal wounds and reconcile the people, many of whom fled the crisis and are now refugees in neighbouring countries like Ghana.
After a closed door session, President Ouattara was happy his Ghanaian counterpart was prepared to lend him a helping hand in rebuilding Ivory Coast.
Next to call on President Atta Mills was the Equatorial Guinean President, Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo.
Their talks centred on improving Accra-Malabo relations as Malabo opens up to 11 Ghanaian companies. These includes fertilizer giants SIDALCO, strategically aimed at reviving Malabo’s agriculture and help her regain her lost glory as a major world cocoa producer especially as she was the source of cocoa to Ghana.
Next was a three-man delegation led by UK Secretary of State for International Development, Mr Andrew Mitchell, he congratulated the government for saving an ailing economy and operating a business friendly climate leading to increased foreign direct investments in just two years.
The Swedish permanent representative to the African Union, Jens Odlander, was also there to inform the government on the International Community’s interest in Ghana’s democracy. He described Ghana as a shining example to Africa.
Doctor Jonny Carlson also led a four-man US delegation to call on President Atta Mills to praise the President’s sterling economic performance which has led the Obama Administration to launch a campaign for more American companies to invest in Ghana.
Source: newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk