President of Ghana for State Visit in June

– new High Commissioner of Ghana to Guyana accredited

By Rebecca Ganesh

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 29, 2019

President David Granger, this morning, accepted the Letters of Credence from the new High Commissioner of Ghana to Guyana, Professor Abena Busia at the Ministry of the Presidency.

High Commissioner Busia expressed that during her tenure in Guyana, “I would be able to translate our bilateral ties into vibrant economic cooperation with the private sector which is regarded as the engine of growth, for the mutual benefit of our two countries specifically areas of trade and investment, agriculture, education, culture and new approaches to heritage tourism.”

Noting that both countries share common interests in the global energy market, the High Commissioner expressed the hope that she receives the support for all stakeholders to create the proper environment for the promotion of the sector.

President Granger congratulated the new High Commissioner and welcomed her to Guyana. According to the President, Guyana is preparing to host a State Visit of President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo on June 11 -12, 2019.

“We are confident that this visit will result in practical measures aimed at enhancing relations and cooperation between our two states, particularly in the fields of agriculture, culture, energy, environment, investment, petroleum production, private sector cooperation, tourism and transportation,” the President noted.

Climate change represents a threat to both Guyana and Ghana’s economy and environment.

In this vein, the Head of State explained that “Guyana is in transition towards the establishment of a ‘green state’ which will see more emphasis being placed on the protection of our environment, the preservation of our biodiversity, the promotion of renewable energy generation, and practical measures to ensure climate adaptation. Guyana’s ‘green state’ will allow us to respond more effectively to the challenges posed by climate change.”

President Granger assured High Commissioner Busia of the Coalition Government’s full support as she discharges her duties.

Guyana and Ghana have enjoyed cordial relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties on May 14, 1979.

Images: Jules Gibson

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