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Politics of Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Source: XYZ

Foreign envoys present their credentials to Mahama

President John Mahama has received letters of credence from five new ambassadors posted to represent their various countries in Ghana.

The ceremony which took place at the Flagstaff House was also used by President John Mahama to trumpet the conducive business atmosphere in the country and the need for other countries to take advantage of that and invest in Ghana.

His Excellency Timothy Mwaba Walamba from Zambia was the first among the five to present his credentials to the president. He was accompanied by his family and other officials from the Zambian Embassy in Ghana.

The new Ambassador recounted the history of bilateral relations between Zambia and Ghana. According to him, Ghana and Zambia have for a long time, worked closely in the educational sector and it is evident in the number of Ghanaians working in education institutions in Zambia.

On behalf of his President Michael Chilufya Sata, the ambassador invited President Mahama to take part in the celebration of that country's 50th anniversary.

His Excellency Jeeva Sagar from India was the next to present his credentials to President Mahama. The president was grateful to the Indian government for the support they have been rendering to Ghana.

The president mentioned the support from them in bringing back the Komenda sugar factory to life and the fertilizer plant being constructed in Shaman in the Western region.

The Ambassador from Denmark, Her Excellency Margit Thomson took her turn followed by the first Ambassador from Columbia, Claudia Turbay Quintero. She expressed her willingness to use her position to persuade more investors to Ghana.

President Mahama expressed the hope that Ghana can benefit from the experience of Columbia which has a comparative advantage in the production of coffee.

The last of the five envoys was Dileep Nair from Singapore. He also promised to improve partnership between Ghana and Singapore in building more infrastructure.