Ghana’s Ambassador to Japan, H.E. Frank Okyere says benefits from Ghana’s participation at the 7th Tokyo international conference on development (TICAD) ministerial meeting is revolutionary.
H.E. Frank Okyere was speaking ahead of the ministerial level meeting which begins Saturday October 6, 2018 with Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.
Ambassador Okyere opined the meeting will bring Ghana into focus of the Japanese government, making it possible for the country to receive assistance in pursuit of the president’s goal of a Ghana beyond aid.
He was convinced that the 7th TICAD Ministerial meeting was crucial in the wake of discussions on leveraging Ghana’s resources to achieve its development agenda.
The ambassador expressed gratitude to the Japanese government for support in sectors such as agriculture, health, including the CHIPS compound et al, stressing that impact to the Ghanaian economy cannot be underestimated.
H.E. Frank Okyere called for further assistance from Japan, citing urban rail to ease the perennial traffic situation as well as aid to move Ghana from the usual supply of raw materials to processors of goods and services to the world.