The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP), on behalf of the Government of Ghana, signed the Country Agreement for the official opening of the Regional Office for the United Nations Office for Projects Service (UNOPS) in Ghana. The agreement was signed in the presence of Mr. Ary Bobrow, the Country Director of UNOPS.
During the event, the Hon. Minister commended UNOPS for its progress in the West Africa sub-region, on sustainable project management, procurement and construction of infrastructure. She further commended UNOPS for its collaborative efforts with the Government of Ghana, towards the containment and eventual eradication of the Ebola virus in West Africa. She also expressed appreciation to UNOPS for its partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in the construction of the Midwifery Training College in Keta, in the Volta Region. She intimated that Ghana was committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all sectors, and that commitment demands some amount of donor support.
In response, Mr. Bobrow conveyed his appreciation for Ghana’s support for UNOPS activities, and assured the Minister that he would execute his duties to the best of his abilities. He also assured that he would keep the Ministry informed of UNOPS activities and programmes.
They both expressed the hope that signing the agreement would further strengthen Ghana’s cause towards fulfilling its SDGs, and that Ghana and UNOPS would work together to strengthen the implementation of UNOPS projects in the sub-region.