Veep Amissah Arthur Reemphasised Govt’s Commitment To Peaceful Elections In December
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has assured the international community that government is committed to ensure that the December 7 election is conducted in a safe and peaceful environment.
He said the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections are another opportunity for Ghana to demonstrate her maturity in multi-party democracy.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur gave the assurance when he hosted a dinner in honor of the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
The governments of Ghana and France represent the political tradition of social democracy and their recent discussions have focused on bilateral co-operation, international peace and security and climate change.
Vice president Amissah – Arthur said Ghana and France have developed their relations based on strong political, social and economic ties.
He said the economic ties have grown steadily over the years and currently, the value of trade is about one point seven billion dollars.
With more than 85 registered French projects in the areas of agriculture, banking and manufacturing.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur said next year, Air France plans to commence operations to complement Ghana’s efforts in making the country the gateway to a rapidly growing West Africa market.
Also, the French mobile telephone giant, Orange, is exploring the possibility of investing in Ghana.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said France has indeed been living up to its commitment as a strategic partner.
In this regard, France intends to support some identified sectors of Ghana’s economy with 100 million dollars notably, the energy sector.
On the international front, the Vice President said global insecurity can be minimised if platforms were provided for the expression of political differences and also opportunity provided to citizens to benefit from the growth of their economies.