Mahama congratulates Donald Trump upon historic victory

Mahama congratulates Donald Trump upon historic victory

President John Dramani Mahama has offered his congratulatory message to the president elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump.

Mahama congratulates Donald Trump

On his Facebook page, President Mahama was read as short and direct.

Mahama congratulates Donald Trump

Donald Trump won the US presidential elections by 288 electoral votes. The 70-year-old had 274 electoral votes - four more than the 270 required to win -as at the time of filing this report.

In his victory speech, Trump revealed the Hillary Clinton had called him to congratulate him. He thanked his supporters for coming out in their number to elect him and his running mate, Mike Pence.

Mahama congratulates Donald Trump upon historic victory

Clinton supporters shedding tears in the wake of Trump's victory

Trump went on to pledge that he would would heal the divisions among Americans.

"I will be a president for all Americans," he said.

What a Donald Trump presidency means for Ghana and Africa

One of the many things that hang in the balance and faces possible cancellation in the Trump government is African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a United States Trade Act, enacted on 18 May 2000 as Public Law 106 of the 200th Congress. AGOA has since been renewed to 2025. The legislation significantly enhances market access to the US for qualifying Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries.

Through it, Ghana has exported millions of dollars of products to the USA, and been able to import products from the USA in return.

The US has stated cocoa and cashew exports from Ghana to the US went up by 300 percent within a period of 13 years under the AGOA initiative, which would have had huge impacts through Ghana. Unlike NAFTA or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, AGOA has not been a campaign issue. Trump would gain little by removing trade benefits from all African countries.

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