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General News of Wednesday, 20 May 2015


Akufo-Addo meets German chancellor Angela Merkel

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo as part of his 16-day tour of Europe.

The three-time presidential candidate also met with CDU’s Volkmar Klein to share ideas at an event in Berlin organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the development foundation associated with the German governing CDU party, a sister party of the NPP.

Nana Addo is touring five countries - Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Italy – and will meet up with members of the NPP branches.

Nana Addo’s next stop is The Netherlands. Over there, he will pay a working visit to the Regional Education Centre in Amsterdam, where he will see at first hand the operations of the Dutch technical and vocational school system, and also address NPP townhall meetings.

In Belgium, he will deliver the commencement address at the graduation ceremony of the prestigious Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS) on “Ghana: Present Challenges and Future prospects”.

In France, Nana Akufo-Addo will pay a site visit to KUHN group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialised agricultural machinery, meet Ghanaian students and executives of NPP, before departing to his final destination of the tour, Italy, where he will take part in Parma, from May 28 to May 31, in the NPP’s quadrennial International Conference, which brings together all NPP overseas branches to deliberate on the future of the Party.

He was accompanied on the trip by Francis Asenso-Boakye, his Political Assistant, Eugene Arhin, Press Secretary and Charles Owiredu, the Director of International Relations of the NPP.

Nana Akufo-Addo and his team are expected back in Ghana on Monday, June 1, 2015.