Ghana receives $80 million in aid from Switzerland

Ghana receives $80 million in aid from Switzerland

- Government of Switzerland has granted Ghana a support of $80 million dollars

- President of Switzerland says her administration is concerned about the development of Ghana

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The government of Switzerland has provided Ghana with an aid worth of $80 million as part of efforts to strengthen the country’s economy.

Ghana receives $80 million in aid from Switzerland

Nana Addo and Doris Leuthard addressing the media after their closed door meeting (Photo: presidency.gov.gh)

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According to the President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, her country’s decision to help Ghana with that said amount was mainly because the West African country remains the main focus of their aid agenda, considering the very economic policies that government has put in place in the 2016 elections.

On his part, president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo revealed that government will be liaising closely with Switzerland to ensure that the fight against unemployment and human right abuses.

“We hope that, as we shape the future of Ghana, and position Ghanaian enterprises to compete effectively in the global market space, we have friends, such as the Swiss Confederation, to support us in this objective,” the president revealed.

Meanwhile, the grant offered Ghana by Switzerland arguably contradicts earlier assertions by the vice president Dr Bawumia of how government is considering trade and not aid from development partners.

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