President receives four new envoys

Augusto da Silva Cunhu, Angolan Ambassador with President AKufo-Addo

Augusto da Silva Cunhu, Angolan Ambassador with President AKufo-Addo

Pingrenoma Zagre-Ambassador B faso presenting his letter of credence to President Akufo-Addo

Pingrenoma Zagre-Ambassador B faso presenting his letter of credence to President Akufo-Addo

Femi Michael Abikoye, in handshake with President Akufo-Addo

Femi Michael Abikoye, in handshake with President Akufo-Addo

Lain Walker, British High Commissioner to Ghana

Lain Walker, British High Commissioner to Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, last Friday, received letters of credence from envoys from Britain, Nigeria, Angola and Burkina Faso to represent their respective countries in Ghana.

They are Lain Walker, British High Commissioner; Femi Michel Abikoye, Nigerian High Commissioner; Augusto da Silva Cunhu, Angolan Ambassador, and Pingrenoma Zagre, the Burkinabe Ambassador.

Receiving the letters of credence separately at the Flagstaff House President Akufo-Addo spoke of the strong links that existed between Ghana and the respective countries.

He urged the new ambassadors and high commissioners to work together with his government to realise his programmes and policies and noted that such mutual arrangements would ultimately inure to the benefit of Ghanaians and the citizens of their countries.
“We treasure our relationship. We have found a way to turn what was an unequal relationship to an equal relationship of partners,” he said.

On the Ghana UK relations, he said the two countries had very strong ties which had existed for centuries, long before Ghana’s independence from the British colonial rule.

“Today, we are a strong growing democracy. We are an open society; a country where individual rights and liberties are respected, which recognises the importance of freedom,” he said.

President AKufo-Addo reiterated his government’s commitment to promote rapid economic growth that would create jobs and indicated that he would be counting on the UK to increase its investments in Ghana.

“We are counting on receiving increasing British investment in our country, just like we are also looking at heightening the trade between Ghanaian businesses and UK firms as well,” he said

On his part, Mr Walker said the UK would support Ghana and expressed the commitment to support Ghana’s ambitions with actions, not words.

“We see your ambition and will match this with action, not words. Where you ask us, we will help you drive reform: practical, pragmatic change to demonstrably improve the business environment. And I commit that I will persuade more UK businesses to invest and partner with Ghanaian firms to create jobs and prosperity for both Ghana and UK,” he said.

The Nigerian, Angolan and the Burkinabe envoys also promised to work to deepen the relationship between Ghana and and their respective countries to the benefits of their people.

They were optimistic that the economic links between Ghana and their respective countries would further the lots of the people of the respective countries and create better opportunities for the future.

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