Iddi Yire, GNA Exclusive Correspondent, Riyadh, Courtesy of the Ministry of
International Affairs and Regional Integration.
Riyadh, Jan 27, GNA –
Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of International Affairs and Regional
Integration, has compensated a courtesy simply call on Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin
Abdulaziz al Saud, Chairman of the Kingdom-keeping Providers of Saudi Arabia in
The courtesy get in touch with
was aspect of the Minister’s itinerary, when she compensated a operating go to to the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of her Saudi counterpart Prince
Faisal bins Farhan Al Saud.
Madam Botchwey, who
is Ghana’s very first Overseas Minister to fork out an official to the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, recounted that when Prince Al-Waleed visited Ghana in 2005, all through
former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s tenure, she was then the Deputy Overseas
Minister, while President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was the then Foreign
She explained President
Akufo-Addo had obtained ambitious programmes for a “Ghana Beyond Aid” a Ghana that
is opened for investors and firms.
appealed to Prince Al-Waleed, who is a Saudi Arabian businessman, an trader
and a member of the Saudi royal household, and the richest person in the overall
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Center East to occur commit in Ghana.
counseled Prince Al-Waleed for his contributions to the economic system of Ghana above
the several years noting that a several many years in the past, Ghana and Prince Al-Waleed signed a
memorandum of knowledge (MoU) for the development of a mosque in Kumasi,
which was nonetheless to materialize.
She educated Prince
Al-Waleed that the President experienced set-up a Ministry of Inner-cities and Zongo
Progress, a ministry that was concentrating on building the nation’s Zongos,
exactly where a great deal of Moslems lived in Ghana.
Madam Botchwey, who
mentioned that a Zongo Enhancement Fund was founded by the Federal government to
accelerate the improvement of the Zongos, also appealed to Prince Al-Waleed for
guidance for the Fund.
She explained the Fund
was meant to educate and empower the youth and females from Zongo Communities in
Touching on the
financial system of place, Madam Botchwey reported Ghana’s financial system was performing nicely, and
that the Intercontinental Financial Fund (IMF) experienced projected that Ghana’s economy
would be a single of the fastest rising economies in the earth in 2020.
Prince Al-Waleed recalled
with nostalgia, his 5 visits to Ghana and the option offered him to
pay a visit to the Asante Kingdom, exactly where he met the Asantehene stating that “we have
excellent recollections about Ghana”.
He reported the Alwaleed
Philanthropies was investing in Ghana in the regions of health care and education.
“Ghana is a jewel,
not only in West Africa, but in the full of Africa,” Prince Al-Waleed.
He further more lauded
Ghana for its democratic qualifications and the rule of regulation.
Existing at the
conference were Sheikh T.B Damba, Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia and Mr Meshal Hamdan Al-Rogi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia