Ghana and Mauritius has signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption between both countries. The agreement will see visa requirements scrapped off for nationals of both countries thus seeing both holders of Ghanaian or Mauritian passports enter both countries without any visa restrictions.
The diplomatic agreement follows a three day visit by President John Dramani Mahama to Mauritius for bilateral talks with the Prime Minister.
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According to Prime Minister Sir Aneerood Jugnauth, the visit by President Mahama, “begins a process that will crown our years of collaboration and discussions at the highest level towards strengthening bilateral, trade and political cooperation between our two countries."
On his part, President Mahama revealed; "“We should out of these visits and the successful signing of this afternoon’s agreements see investments and partnerships in the agricultural sector, especially in sugarcane and sugar production, textiles, the financial sector and ICT in Ghana.”
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President Mahama has also welcomed the decision by the Mauritius government to invest US$250 million in an ICT Enclave in Tema, through the Mauritius Board for Investment, in partnership with the Government of Ghana. The project will create in excess of 5000 direct jobs for young graduates, provide many more thousands of indirect job opportunities, and serve as an ICT hub in the West African Sub- Region.
Other agreements signed on the first day of the President’s visit were the Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) and the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
CREDIT: Flagstaff House