General News of Saturday, 12 January 2002
President John Agyekum Kufuor on Friday said Ethiopia has a unique responsibility towards the rest of Africa for good governance to enable the continent to earn the respect of the international community.
"People of African descent look up to Ethiopia as the source of African identity", President Kufuor told the out-going Ethiopian Ambassador in Ghana, Dr Koang Tutlam Dung, when he paid a farewell call on him at the Castle, Osu. The Ambassador is leaving after five years' duty tour.
The President said his government would continue to deepen relations between Ghana and Ethiopia, established by the late President Kwame Nkrumah and late Emperor Haile Selassie, for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
He said although trade between the two had not been good, the government would improve upon it and commended Ethiopian Airlines for its efficiency, expressing the hope that the management of Ghana Airways would learn from their Ethiopian counterparts.