The Ambassador of Ireland to Ghana, His Excellency Mr. Sean Hoy paid a farewell call on the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hon. Charles Owiredu on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
Ambassador Sean Hoy would officially end his four year tour of duty to Ghana on November 30, 2018.
In his welcome remarks, Hon. Charles Owiredu congratulated Ambassador Sean Hoy for a successful tour of duty. He also congratulated the government and people of Ireland for successful elections which were held in October 2018.
Hon. Owiredu indicated that the relations between Ireland and Ghana have been of mutual benefit to both countries. He called for enhanced cooperation between both countries and added that Ghana was ready to attract foreign direct investments in the petrochemical, agriculture, infrastructure and energy sectors for the economic transformation of the country in line with the “Ghana beyond Aid Agenda”. He added that government had put in place initiatives to accelerate national development.
The Deputy Minister urged the outgoing Ambassador to encourage Irish companies to invest in Ghana. He said “Ghana is a peaceful country which makes it a good place to invest”. He also commended Ireland for providing scholarships to Ghanaian students to study in Ireland. He assured the Ambassador of the support of the Ministry for his successor.
Ambassador Sean Hoy for his part, described Ghana and Ireland as real partners with similar experiences and added that both countries had a lot to learn from each other. He commended Ghana for creating a good business environment and said Irish companies operating in Ghana were doing well and others were also ready to invest in Ghana.
He recalled that Ghana and Ireland had collaborated in the area of ports and peacekeeping operations in the some parts of the world. He said his work as an ambassador to Ghana had been very productive.