President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Ghana has chosen to fail the old economy, which has been reliant on help just as on the creation and fare of crude materials.
As per President Akufo-Addo: “We need to imitate the narrative of the East Asian Miracle, which saw, from 1965 to 1990, the twenty-three (23) nations of East Asia, particularly Japan, becoming quicker than every one of the districts on the planet.”
The president expressed that: “Japan made the change from neediness to thriving, as we are endeavoring to do, by rebuilding the foundations of her administration, modernizing her horticulture to improve its profitability, executing an unmistakable mechanical approach, and excusing the monetary area to help development in agribusiness, and development in assembling and industry.”
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Tuesday, 11 December 2018, at a joint question and answer session held together with the Prime Minister of Japan, on day-1 of his 3-day official visit to Japan.
Tending to the media, President Akufo-Addo noticed that Ghana-Japan relations go back to 1927, when Dr. Hideyo Noguchi landed in the then Gold Coast to lead examine on yellow fever, which established the framework for the extraordinary fellowship between the two nations.
“I have with extraordinary joy passed on to Prime Minister Abe the news of the ongoing renaming of the road before the Japanese Embassy in Accra as the “Dr. Hideyo Noguchi Street”, in memory of that celebrated child of Japan and in energy about the proceeded with liberality of the great individuals of Japan to Ghana. This is notwithstanding the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research situated in the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra,” he demonstrated.
The President likewise offered exceptional thanks to Prime Minister Abe and his Government for their persistent help with different divisions of the Ghanaian economy through activities and projects under the African Business Education (ABE) Initiative, the Overseas Development Assistance Scheme, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JPVC), especially in the regions of enhancing maternal and kid medicinal services, transportation, vitality, farming and human asset improvement just as specialized help with different fields.
With talks additionally fixating on boosting further the political and financial relations, social and individuals to-individuals trades, just as the co-task at the multilateral dimension, the two heads likewise addressed the need to advance a superior world, and tended to worldwide issues identifying with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ladies strengthening.
“We additionally underscored the significance of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Process as an open, comprehensive, and straightforward organization discussion. With the affirmations I have gotten on the arrangements up until now, there is no doubt as far as I can say that, TICAD VII would open another section of exchange among Japan and Africa,” he included.
President Akufo-Addo focused on that Ghana is enriched with bottomless characteristic assets, which Government is looking to use as the premise to change its economy from the present dependence on the fare of crude materials into an esteem including one, with the vision of removing Ghana from reliance on help to an independent economy past guide.
“I am satisfied to express that Prime Abe promised Japan’s help for this transformative motivation. In such manner, we have noted with fulfillment the esteem that the Ghana-Japan Investment Forum booked to be held tomorrow in the JETRO Hall will add to our speculation activities,” he included.
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