General News of Friday, 17 February 2017


Ghana and Morocco sign 27 MOUs

The government of Ghana together with some Private Sector Organizations and the Kingdom of Morocco have signed 27 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs).

Government will deal directly with 5 of the MOUs whiles the private sector will work on 22.

The MOUs signed today at a ceremony held at the Flagstaff House and witnessed by both President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo and King Mohammed VI is aimed at positioning the Ghanaian economy to tap into and learn from the Moroccan economic success.

Addressing the gathering before the signing ceremony, Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso, President of Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry explained that the signing of the 27 MOUs signify the beginning of greater corporation between the two countries.

Representative of the Moroccan team, Mme Miriem Bensalah- Chaqroun who is the President of Morocco’s CGEM expressed satisfaction to partner with Ghana and to make their economic and industrial models available to Ghanaian companies to ensure efficient and rapid development in all the sectors that are covered in the MOUs.

EIB’s Wilberforce Asare reported that the Moroccan king who arrived at the Flagstaff House at 1:30pm this afternoon inspected a guard of honour formed in his honour amidst a 21- gun salute.

He later held bilateral talks with the president after which both leaders honoured each other with the highest national award of their respective countries.