Politics of Sunday, 8 July 2012
Dr. William George Mensah Brandful, Ghana’s new High Commissioner to Singapore has presented his credentials to President Tony Tan of Singapore on Friday, 22 June, 2012. at the “Istana” Presidential Palace.
Dr. Brandful was accompanied to the ceremony by Nana Kwesi Arhin, Minister/Consular and Mr. Bonaventure Adjavor Minister-Counsellor / Head of Chancery and Political Affairs Officer.
The presentation was preceded by a review of guard of honour mounted by the Singaporean military.
Dr Brandful and the President noted that while current bilateral ties between Ghana and Singapore were strong, measures could be adopted to strengthen them further, especially in areas such as oil and gas which provided a growing interest for Singaporean businesses in Ghana.
They pledged to intensify Ghana-Singapore cooperation appropriately.
While in Singapore, the team met with the Ghanaian community to interact, share experiences and discuss issues of mutual interest.
Additionally, arrangements were made for the team to pay a consular visit to a Prison in Singapore, to interact with two Ghanaian female inmates awaiting trial for drug trafficking.
Institutional ties were renewed with such key collaborators as the Foreign Ministry, Singapore Business Federation, International Enterprise Singapore and Civil Service College.**