Britain ready to support November election

The British High Commission in Ghana is ready to offer logistics and local support towards the conduct of the November general election.

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Jon Benjamin, disclosed this in Ho when he paid a courtesy call on the Volta Regional Minister, Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, in her office as part of a day’s visit to the region.

He had earlier met with the Agbogbomefia of Ho Asogli, Togbe Afede XIV, head of the Ghana Police Service and leaders of political parties in the region.

Mr Benjamin said the British government was interested in the delivery of a peaceful and credible election and that it was on the agenda of all diplomatic missions in the country to ensure that the election was free and fair.

He said the British had a historic involvement in the affairs of Ghana and, therefore, had voted 100 million pounds annually to support various sectors in addition to interventions such as the ENGINE project under which assistance is extended to start-up companies in the agricultural and services sectors.

In her response, Ms Ntoso acknowledged the visit and said the youth were interested in agriculture and aquaculture and so she would present proposals to the high commission in due course for consideration.

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