The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hon. Charles Owiredu, received Open Letters from the High Commissioner-Designate of the Republic of Sierra Leone to Ghana, Her Excellency Mrs. Frances Virginia Anderson on Monday, October 15, 2018.
In his welcome remarks, Hon. Owiredu recalled the strong bilateral relations between Ghana and Sierra Leone. He indicated that the two countries have collaborated in various areas, and that most Sierra Leoneans see Ghana as their second home.
He stated that Ghana has supported Sierra Leone in the area of health care delivery and was also happy that Sierra Leone was ready to have nurses from Ghana work in their health care sector. He added that Ghana would be happy to support the health care system of Sierra Leone by sending its nurses there after the necessary framework had been put in place.
He acknowledged that although the effects of the mudslide that hit Sierra Leone was devastating, he was pleased to know that the country had moved on and was seeking to build a better future for its citizens.
The Deputy Minister was glad that Sierra Leone was making efforts to implement free senior high education to build the human resource of the country. He assured that Ghana would be ready to support Sierra Leone. He also used the occasion to wish the High Commissioner designate a successful duty tour.
On her part, H.E Mrs. Frances Virginia Anderson said it was an honour for her to work in Ghana and expressed her country’s gratitude to Ghana for supporting them, and allowing Sierra Leoneans to come into the country to train at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
She disclosed that her country has a new direction agenda to improve education, healthcare delivery, agriculture and development of small scale enterprises and would count on the support of Ghana in that regard. She assured of her country’s continued commitment to work with Ghana for the mutual benefit of both countries.