Ghana-Indian ties need spicing up for mutual benefit

Last Updated: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 14:41

Anloga: India is ready to share its experience with Ghana in socio-economic development, a top Indian diplomat has said.

India`s ties with Ghana during the past 50 years has witnessed tremendous growth but still needs to be spiced-up for mutual benefit, Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ruchi Ghanashyam said.

"We still have a lot more to do in the economic, political and cultural spheres within the South-South cooperation," Ghanashyam said.

She was speaking at the durbar of chiefs and elders of the Anlo State on Friday to mark the start of her two-day working visit to the Keta Municipal Area.

She said India reached its current development level through massive capacity building for its people soon after gaining independence from Britain and was willing to share
those experiences with Ghana.

The High Commissioner said though India appeared to be ahead of Ghana in development, Ghana was also doing well and had a bright future.

On the first day of her visit, Ghanashyam toured the Slave Sanctuary at Atorkor, near Anloga, Anlo Technical Institute and the Keta Government Hospital Eye Clinic, built
in 1994 with India government funds and named after former Indian Prime Minister Narsimha Rao.

The tour, planned to assess areas of possible Indian support in community development and agriculture, would end at the weekend at Abolorve, where Ghnanashyam would address another durbar.

She said despite her country`s long association with the Keta Area, her visit had exposed the need for more developmental support for the area, adding that three people from the area had been selected for a study tour of India.

India had supported Ghana in many areas of development, including rural self-help electrification, railways, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Development and the Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Centre, she added.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 14:41

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