Prez: Govt To Monitor Bilateral Agreements With Development Partners

The government is to set up an inter-ministerial task force to monitor and evaluate bilateral agreements reached with its development partners. President John Dramani Mahama, who announced this last Saturday night on his return from Davos, Switzerland, where he participated in the World Economic Forum, said an inter-ministerial discussion would be held soon on the matter. The President, who was interacting with journalists at the Kotoka International Airport, said the bilateral agreements signed were for the benefit of the people of Ghana and must, therefore, be taken seriously to ensure they were implemented to the fullest. Investments He described the forum as highly successful as he had fruitful interactions with other world leaders and international investors. President Mahama noted that the level of investments expected from the Davos meeting were enormous. He said bilateral agreements were signed with some of the investors who wanted to invest in Ghana. Pointing out that investor interest in Ghana was on the high side, the President said Ghana needed to take advantage of the situation. The forum was on the theme, “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business.” One key investment the President mentioned was the expression of interest by a German Pharmaceutical Company to establish rural pharmacies in a number of strategic communities in the country. Besides, Mr Mahama said a special session on the new vision for agriculture, which he attended, set out strategies to create job opportunities for the nation’s youth in the coming years. President Mahama was met on arrival by Vice-President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur; the Chief of Staff, Mr Prosper Douglas Bani; a Senior Presidential Advisor, Alhaji Baba Kamara; and other ministers of state. President Mahama had earlier last week, also struck some deals with United Arab Emirates’ investors during an official visit to that country. Key among them was the conclusion of discussions with TAQA National Petroleum Company to construct an additional 300 megawatts power plant at Aboadze in the Western Region.