By Frank Amponsah
President Akufo-Addo has been lauded for his efforts in promoting regional peace and stability towards sustainable peace and development in the sub region.
The new Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Tin Wang, who sung Akufo-Addo’s praises when he presented his credentials to the President at the Flagstaff House yesterday, expressed strong belief in the political leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo which he said is positively affecting the lives of the people.
According to him, the strong leadership of President Akufo-Addo and his government is indeed making the economy of Ghana grow at a fast rate such that “the people are enjoying better life under your leadership.”
He said China-Ghana relations dated back many years ago, when the founding president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah forged great peace and friendship with China, leaving behind a success story in the history of the two nations.
He said since President Akufo-Addo took office bilateral relations between China and Ghana have shown a momentum leading to development in various field, where economic and trade prospects of both nations have been deepened.
The Ambassador showed appreciation to President Akufo-Addo for doing his best to sustain the peaceful relations between Ghana and China and creating the enabling environment for Chinese businesses to thrive and flourish.
The Ambassador took the opportunity to invite the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the upcoming Focal Summit in Beijin, in August this year.
He said: “I am looking forwards for greater collaboration between our embassies and foreign ministry in making your visit to Beijin successful and productive.”
President Akufo-Addo in welcoming the new Chinese Ambassador also enumerated that the relations between the two countries dates back to Ghana’s independence and that the relations continue to grow much stronger during the reigns of former president Kufuor.
He said China has now become Ghana’s biggest trading partner due to the favourable economic environment and hopes that the two countries will have even greater, stronger relations under the new Ambassador.
He said since Chinese nationals are keen in expanding industries their industries his government will put in place measures that will attract more Chinese investors into the Ghanaian economy
President Akufo-Addo also said he was looking forward to visiting Beijin and participating in the upcoming Focal Summit.