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Martial Art of Saturday, 25 November 2017


Rebecca Akufo-Addo signs Martial Arts training programme with China

Ghana has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding(MOU) with China to organise a “recreational exchange programme” for children between the two countries.

The MOU was signed by the first lady with the support of the Rebecca Foundation when she arrived in China as a leader of a delegation of women entrepreneurs and members of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI).

Under the partnership, ten Ghanaian Children will be sent to China to be trained in martial arts and ping-pong while ten Chinese kids will be brought to Ghana to be trained in football.

“Am very excited about a lovely opportunity that will benefit Ghanaian children. An MOU between Ghana and China was signed under the aegis of my foundation, Rebecca Foundation,” the first lady said in a tweet.

“The aim of the MOU is to organise a recreational exchange programme where ten Ghanaian Children will be sent to China. They will be trained in martial arts and ping-pong and ten Chinese kids will come to Ghana to be trained in football.”

“The signing ceremony was witnessed by Professor Kwasi Yankah, Minister of State at the Ministry of Education and Ghana’s Ambassador to China H.E. Edward Boateng.”

The eight-day official visit will see the first lady visit HongKong to build more bilateral relations with the Asian countries.

The First Lady is accompanied by the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah; Vice President of AGI, Humphrey Kwasi Darke; the Director of the Crop Research Institute (CRI), Dr. Stella A. Ennin;

Also part of the entourage were Janet Abobiyu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO); Unijay Company Limited, Madam Comfort Agyekum, a businesswoman and Ama Atwena Amankwaah of CEO Creatline Senses.