You are here: HomeNews2019 01 20Article 716705

Politics of Sunday, 20 January 2019


From afar, I see your good work in Ghana; guide me — Madagascar’s new Prez to Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo(L), Madagascar's newly sworn-in President Andry Nirina Rajoelina President Akufo-Addo(L), Madagascar's newly sworn-in President Andry Nirina Rajoelina

Newly sworn-in President of the Republic of Madagascar, His Excellency Andry Nirina Rajoelina has said he wants President Akufo-Addo to keep a close partnership with his country for him to benefit from some of the sound ideas Ghana has been implementing since 2017.

According to President Rajoelina of Madagascar, Ghana, under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, has consistently,” been one of the fastest growing economies not only in Africa, but in the world, a feat he desires to emulate.

He hoped for closer ties of co-operation and friendship between Ghana and Madagascar during the mandates of President Akufo-Addo and himself.

He also commended the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the superintending over impressive developments in Ghana over the last two years.

He couldn’t hide his admiration for President Akufo-Addo’s vision of moving Ghana to a situation Beyond Aid.

He applauded Akufo-Addo for his decision to situate an industrial establishment in all parts of the country, guarantee access to education for all of Ghana’s children, and move towards making Ghana self-sufficient in the production of food.

The President of Madagascar made this known on Saturday, 19th January, 2019, when he held bilateral talks with President Akufo-Addo in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, shortly after being sworn into office, in an impressive ceremony that was attended by His Excellency Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea; His Excellency Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia; His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia; and His Excellency Azali Assoumani, President of the Comoros.

Also present were the Vice President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, His Excellency Daniel Kablan Duncan; Vice President of the Seychelles, His Excellency Vincent Meriton; former President of the Republic of Mozambique and former Chairperson of the African Union, His Excellency Dr. Joaquim Chissano, and the former French President, His Excellency Nicolas Sarkozy.