Ghana urges greater ECOWAS integration
GOVERNMENT| Sept. 16, 2012, 11:17 a.m.
Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama, has appealed for increased cooperation among countries in West Africa to promote trade, free movement of people and goods in the sub-region.
He said it was in unity that the sub-region could attain its rightful position in the current competitive and erratic global market trend.
President Mahama was speaking when he received letters of credence from Ademola Oluseyi, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, at the Castle at Osu.
Oluseyi took over from Musiliu Obanikoro, who had finished his duty tour of Ghana and since returned to Nigeria for re-assignment.
President Mahama noted that Nigeria was the largest economy in the sub-region, and Ghana was ready to support Nigeria to drive the ECOWAS integration agenda that could pave way for the economic and political liberation of the sub-region.
The President said: “The relations between Ghana and Nigeria are historic and based on “common values, culture and people.”
He said previous Nigerian High Commissioners to Ghana contributed immensely to growth and development of the Ghana-Nigeria cooperation and hoped the relations would grow further in the coming years.
President Mahama hoped Oluseyi would collaborate with the government to take the relations between Ghana and Nigeria to a higher level and move the ECOWAS integration further.
MORE GOVERNMENT NEWS
Ghana’s 800km fibre optic backbone commissionedGhana’s President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned an 800km Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic backbone which runs through 20 districts and over 120 towns and communities in Ghana. Read More
NIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chiefNIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy. Read More
Kenyan ICT on track for strong growthThe Kenyan government projects that the country’s ICT sector will approach 20% growth by 2017, with the government making every effort to help boost this growth. Read More
Ghana commissions enhanced CICsGhana’s Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, has commissioned and handed over an Enhanced Community Information Centre (E-CIC) to La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region under the e-governance project. Read More
Rwanda hosts Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds ForumThe Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds (USF) forum brought together broadband stakeholders from all over Africa in Kigali for a three-day forum this week. Read More
Airtel, Ghana Communications Ministry promote girls in ICTAirtel Ghana has partnered the Ministry of Communication to celebrate International Telecommunication Union Girls in ICT Day. Read More
Alcatel-Lucent, Algeria to build Orval undersea cable systemAlcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications have signed a turnkey agreement for the deployment of the Orval system, an over 560 km fiber-optic undersea cable that will link Oran in Algeria to Valencia, Spain. Read More
Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry AwardsThe finalists have been announced for the African Utility Week Industry Awards, with the winners to be honoured at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in Cape Town from 12-14 May. Read More
Four million Rwandan youth to participate in #YouthConnektMonthRwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), in collaboration with various stakeholders, is launching National YouthConnekt Month to kick off on 2 May. Read More
Equatorial Guinea scores multiple investment agreements with Chinese companiesThe Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the signing of multiple memoranda of understanding with Chinese companies covering large areas of cooperation in the electricity and industrial sectors. Read More
FEATURED STORYBuilding an African Dream: The Wyzetalk journey
Enterprise social networking company Wyzetalk examines the challenges and opportunities it encountered as a startup in Africa.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHNIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief
NIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy.
COMPANY NEWSMicrosoft, IICD launch employability hub in Ghana
Microsoft Ghana, in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development, has launched the TizaaWorks online platform, a one-stop online hub for employability and entrepreneurship.