By Papisdaff Abdullah
Ghana has announced that it will offer assistance to the United States of America in the fight against terrorism. President of the West African nation, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assured the National Governors Association at a winter meeting that Ghana will stand shoulder to shoulder with the US in the fight against terrorism and the promotion of fundamental human rights across the globe.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with US in the rejection of terrorism as a legitimate means of settling political disputes. We stand shoulder to with United States in attempting to develop our economies to provide opportunities for its citizens.
“We stand ready to renew and deepen our relationship with the United States of America for the progress and prosperity of our two peoples,” the Ghanaian leader told the meeting.
The United States of America has been battling recurrent cases of domestic and foreign terrorist attacks.
The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of governors in the US. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations.
President Akufo-Addo also passionately appealed to all fifty (50) Governors of the United States of America, not to ignore Africa in their quest to develop viable partnerships across the globe for trade and investment opportunities.
Addressing the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Winter Meeting, in Washington DC, USA, President Akufo-Addo said Ghana and the rest of Africa are looking forward “to a new kind of relationship with America that would be characterized by a substantial increase in trade and investment cooperation”.
“According to the World Bank, six of the world’s ten (10) fastest growing economies this year are in Africa. We are rich in natural resources and in possession of nearly 30% of the earth’s remaining mineral resources”, the first African leader to address the 50 US Governors at an NGA meeting said.
“I urge you not to ignore our continent”. The Ghanaian President made the call on the grounds that, “many people say this is the Asian century, but I believe strongly that this can be Africa’s century. Our growth in 2015 was second only to that of Asia.