Ghana has entered into a bilateral agreement with Japan. This $58.4 million agreement is expected to boost development in the construction of roads and improvement in health care delivery.
Signing the document on behalf of Ghana, foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway revealed the pact is to shore up investments in both countries.
“Japan has remained a reliable friend of Ghana, since the arrival of the great scientist, Dr Noguchi of blessed memory in the then Gold Coast in 1927, to conduct research into yellow fever for the survival of mankind. The relationship between the two countries was further consolidated, when Ghana attained Independence in 1957, with the two countries establishing diplomatic relationship that year,” she said.
Meanwhile the Japanese ambassador to Ghana, Yoshimura said the agreement forms part of measures to boost bilateral ties between both countries.
“Japan has been a consistent development partner to Ghana since Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Ghana started in 1963,” he said.
This agreement between Ghana and Japan remain the first bilateral pact Ghana has entered under the Nana Addo administration.