The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described Ghana’s members of the family with Germany as being “of the utmost importance”, as Ghana is decided to take part totally in the world market location no longer on the foundation of the exports of uncooked materials, however on the foundation of the exports of matters we make.
According to President Akufo-Addo, “we, in Ghana, are drawing notion from the success testimonies of North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany, because, likewise, we desire to construct a revolutionary and affluent country.”
Citing from the oft-cited African proverb, which says, and I quote, “if you favor to go fast, go alone. If you choose to go far, go together”, he cited that “we have resolved to stroll hand-in-hand with North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany due to the fact we wish to stroll far, especially as we share attachments to frequent values of admire for man or woman liberties and human rights, of admire for the rule of law, and of recognize for the standards of democratic accountability.”
The President made this recognized on Monday, twenty-third August 2021, when he delivered a speech in Dusseldorf, in the Federal Republic of Germany, as a phase at the seventy-fifth-anniversary celebrations of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s quantity one industrial area and most populous state.
Addressing the gathering in the presence of German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel, and the Minister-President for North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet, with Germany being a foremost exporter of industrial merchandise and technology, with North Rhine-Westphalia being in the lead, Ghana’s members of the family with Germany are of utmost importance and should be hinged on this.
“The latest institution of a Volkswagen meeting plant in Accra is a welcome development, and we are prompted through the truth that greater and greater German organizations have expressed their willingness to set up keep in Ghana,” he said.
Ghana’s 2nd priority, President Akufo-Addo said, is to make bigger exchange and funding co-operation, due to the fact it is one of the approaches the country can improve health, financial members of the family with North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany, and, indeed, with the relaxation of the world, thereby assisting put Ghanaian merchandise at the excessive quit of the world price chain, and create jobs for the teeming loads of Ghanaian youths.
“Thirdly, Ghana and Germany ought to co-operate in making sure the promoting of obvious and inclusive coverage and decision-making procedures at local, national, regional, continental and world levels.
This would include, recognizing as key stakeholders, the State to assist grant route and facilitation; the non-public zone to force the advent and administration of markets, agriculture, enterprise, and first-rate jobs; and civil society to assist make sure accountability inside the physique politic,” he said.
The President reiterated his dedication to renewing and deepening family members “with Germany, with North Rhine-Westphalia at her center, to our mutual advantage.
We do prefer to, and we shall work, to take Ghana to the place she deserves to be, an affluent and dynamic member of the world community, which is neither sufferer nor pawn of the world order.”
Extending the great needs of the governments and peoples of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the humans of North Rhine-Westphalia, President Akufo-Addo conveyed his deep sympathies on the latest flooding tragedy that happened them.
Recounting the occasions that led to the formation of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1946, the President cited that many residents would have viewed for themselves the destruction of their properties and enterprise due to the fact of World War 2.
“I am sure many moved on in search of greener pastures elsewhere, and I am equally positive that much greater stayed to assist in the rebuilding efforts that accompanied on from 1946.
The ‘founding residents’ of this State will be proud of the transformation that has taken area right here considering these difficult, dramatic days,” he added.
With North Rhine-Westphalia being Germany’s biggest industrial region, and consistently, for several decades, being one of Europe’s most vital monetary centers, President introduced that “these laudable accolades did no longer appear using chance.
It took creativity, determination, enterprise, difficult work, and innovation, and credit score for this goes to successive generations of North Rhine-Westphalians and their administration.