The Majority Chief Whip, also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsawam-Adoagyiri Constituency in the Eastern Region, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has paid a courtesy call on the German ambassador to Ghana, H.E Christoph Retzlaff.
The visit was centered on a discussion on parliamentary cooperation, TVET, jobs, and investment, health cooperation, green energy, scholarships, and also on the building of waste to the energy power plant to treat urban solid waste in Nsawam.
The Majority Chief Whip acknowledged the strong ties between the two nations and talked about how they can improve parliamentary cooperation.
He appealed for more Technical And Vocational Educational Training (TVET) centers to be built across the country to create jobs for the youth.
He also appealed to the ambassador to bring German experts to turn the waste at the Nsamia landfill site in Nsawam into clean energy.
The Lumia Disposal site is one of the biggest landfill, located in the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality off the Accra Nsawam highway, is about 680,000 cubic meters which is serving Accra and its surrounding areas.
Frank Annor Dompreh disclosed that the landfill site is posing a threat to the health of those living around.
Addressing his concerns he said “Nsawam has one of the biggest landfill sites. Those living around are suffering but it is a property that can be converted into energy.”
“The experts from Germany told me they’ve started something in Kumasi and they are looking up to build 10 centers across Ghana. So I came to lob one to help curtail the landfill site polluting the environment in Nsawam.”
Talking about TVET training, the MP appealed for the strengthening of the agreement between Ghana and Germany for support to develop the skills of its youth in the Technical, Vocational, and Education Training (TVET) sector of Ghana.
Frank Annor Dompreh used the opportunity to present a gift to the German Ambassador to Ghana smock to show him the rich culture in Ghana.
In response, Mr. Christoph Retziaff said “it is good to state that Ghana has become one of the main partners for Germany.
He emphasized that Ghana and Germany share the same values and has a stable and strong democracy base on the respect for human right and rules of law.
He narrated that they will see to it that the developmental cooperation that is going on between the two countries for 60 years now will remain.
“In Ghana, we have seen some remarkable progress over the years and we recall that we have for the first time in West Africa there is the so-called Germany-Africa Business summit and the signature event of the German business community were held in Accra in February 2019″.
His Excellency Mr. Christoph Retzlaff gave assurance of meeting the tabled request and called to officialize the discourse and facilitate the process with immediate effect.
He said Ghana has become one of the main partners of Germany due to its stable and strong democracy and disclosed that his outfit is looking forward to bringing more private developers into the country to create jobs for the young people.