Ghana stands to gain immensely from the trips made by President John Evans Atta Mills to the United States of America and Venezuela recently, the Foreign Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, has said.
Interacting with newsmen at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) after the arrival of President Mills from New York last Friday night, Alhaji Mumuni said the “trips were very successful”. He said the trips had yielded gains, particularly in the various sectors of the economy, especially energy, agriculture and trade relations. Alhaji Mumuni said although the President did not arrive with cash in hand, the “prospects are very high”, since the donor community and the UN agreed to support the country and lift it form squalor and poverty.
The President left Accra on September 21, 2009 for New York to attend the 64th Session of the US General Assembly and addressed the Session on September 24. As part of his engagements, the President met with the British Prime Minister, Mr. Gordon Brown, and the President of the World Bank Group to hold discussions on “Investing in our common future: Healthy Women, Healthy Children”.
At the meeting, the policies initiated by the Mills administration to fix the Ghanaian economy and improve the lives of Ghanaians won the commendation of the World bank Group. Alhaji Mumuni said the bank, therefore pledged its commitment to s support the government’s initiatives designed to achieve a better tomorrow for all. He said the vice-President of the World Bank Group for the Africa Region, Ms Obiageli Ezekwesili, for instance, said the bank’s huge annual commitments were continuing. He quoted the bank as saying that it had significant financial infrastructural support for the country and would continue with those programmes.
Source: Daily Graphic
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