Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and her Guyanese counterpart, after signing the bilateral agreements.
Ghana has designed available free of charge technological aid to Guyana, following the that country’s discovery of oil and gas means offshore.
Talking at a State Luncheon held in his honour, on Tuesday, June 11, as element of his official pay a visit to to Guyana, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Ghana, following the recent discovery by Aker Energy, can now be thought of as a important player in the oil market, owning also commenced the output of oil in industrial portions due to the fact 2011.
Because 2018, there have been several significant impression discoveries of standard oil and fuel in Guyana, with US oil big, ExxonMobil, in February 2019, producing its 11th and 12th discoveries.
The President, consequently, informed his Guyanese counterpart, President David Granger that “we ought to investigate immediately the possibility of establishing a joint car or truck to aid in the successful, initial administration of oil and gasoline revenues.”
President Akufo-Addo continued, “With our activities, I believe Ghana is properly-geared up to share with you the dos and don’ts in the space, and make obtainable payment-absolutely free, high quality complex aid to you. With any luck ,, the appropriate management of the new revenues will enable finance the spectacular advancement of Guyana.”
In his remarks, the President also stressed that given that the arrival of diplomatic relations among Ghana and Guyana, in 1979, the two nations around the world have not finished substantially to make the pertinent legal framework for the perform of their bilateral co-operation.
In the system of his visit, President Akufo-Addo, consequently, indicated the readiness of Ghana to deepen bilateral co-procedure with Guyana in the parts of agriculture, electricity, trade and tourism.
“I am also happy to see that, on this trip, we have signed an Air Services Agreement, a Visa Waiver Arrangement, and a Memorandum of Knowledge on Investment, all with the see of strengthening our bilateral relations, and establishing a legal framework for doing so,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo obtaining bilateral discussions with President Granger
With Ghana and Guyana, in accordance to President Akufo-Ado, bonded by typical blood, widespread geography, widespread history, and frequent ties, he mentioned that this imposes on the two nations the requirement to perform together, with just about every a person becoming the brother’s keeper.
“Being each and every other’s keeper signifies that we glimpse out for each other, and ensure that we, descendants from the Mother Continent, by no means permit ourselves to be subjected to dehumanising situations and bought into slavery. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, in no matter what sort, should in no way be recurring,” he additional.
President Akufo-Addo was hopeful that, under his and the tenure of office of President Granger, Ghana and Guyana would frequently lookup for strategies to co-function.
“I have no doubt, that, together, we can forge a new, sturdy partnership for cooperation between our two nations for the mutual reward of our two peoples, he extra.”