Stephen Asante, GNA
Kumasi, March 29, GNA
– Singapore has applauded Ghana for promoting peace and unity in diversity,
especially under the Fourth Republic Constitution, to engender stability in the
Mr Hawazi Daipi, the
Singaporean High Commissioner to Ghana, said his country was ready to take
advantage of the congenial atmosphere to maximize its investment in the West
Ghana, has over the
years enjoyed good relationship with Singapore, one of the Asian tigers,
culminating in the sharing of development experiences, especially in the areas
of capacity-building in information, communication and technology (IT)
advancement for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
Mr. Daipi, who was
speaking during a courtesy call on the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of
Kumasi, Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, indicated that such collaboration had come with
its own socio-economic advantages to the people.
The visit, was to
identify investment opportunities in Ghana’s second largest city, which boasts
of many investment potentials in the area of tourism and culture, trade and
The High Commissioner
said Singapore attaches greater importance to environmental sustainability, and
in pursuance of this objective, it was willing to work with Ghana in attaining
the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15.
The goal, emphasizes
the need to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial
ecosystems, sustainably managed forests, combat desertification, halting and
reversing land degradation, as well as biodiversity loss.
Mr. Assibey-Antwi, in
his welcome address, elaborated on various projects being implemented by the
Nana Akufo-Addo-led government, including the ‘Free Senior High School (SHS)’
policy, ‘Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)’, ‘One District, One Factory (1D1F)’
project, ‘One District, One Dam’, and other novelty programmes structured to
make life comfortable for the people.
Commenting on the
Government’s ‘Youth in Afforestation Programme’, the Mayor explained that the
initiative was geared towards improving the vegetation cover of the nation in
It was for this
reason, he said, that the Assembly had over the last two years been
implementing a project dubbed: ‘Keep Kumasi Clean and Green’, which had so far,
seen it plant various tree species to improve the biodiversity.
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