Ghana, China urged to formulate devt. policy

Ambassador  Amoo-Gottfried(second from right)delivering his address.With him are Mr. Ben Anyagre(right)Senior specialist,GHACHIFA and others.Photo Victor BuxtonAmbassador Kojo Amoo-Gottfried, President of the Ghana-China Friendship Association (GHACHIFA), has urged for strategic policy to enhance co-operation between the two countries.

He said such measures would serve as a blueprint for the acceleration of the development of Ghana, adding that this would also help governments and citizens of the two countries in the drive towards development.

“The existing Ghana-China Joint Agreement on government to government cooperation is not enough. We need partnership that will bring capital and technology not only to Ghana, but will largely expand the export sector of our economy,” Ambassador Amoo-Gottfried explained.

He made the call at the launch of the 55th anniversary celebration of the signing of the treaty of friendship between Ghana and China. 

Ambassador Amoo-Gottfried noted that it was time Ghana tapped into the technological know-how of China and adopt it systematic approach to development, which had helped in transforming its economy to the second largest in the world.

He said Ghana was ready to invest in other African countries through the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

Ambassador Amoo-Gottfried urged major institutions in Ghana, including the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), to seek partnership with Chinese organisations to accelerate development.

He stressed that Ghana needed to integrate China’s model into its plans, to promote industralisation.

Ambassador Amoo-Gottfried said GHACHIFA was working assiduously with the Chinese Embassy in Ghana to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities to deprived areas across the country, adding that the association was committed to promoting the culture and language of the two countries.

He appealed to Ghanaians to ensure peace before, during and after the forthcoming general elections, saying “it is in peace that we can attract genuine and serious investments; it is in peace that our dreams and visions will be realised.”

By Claude Nyarko Adams and Lisanne Dornoff


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