Prez Akufo-Addo Arrives In Malabo, Equatorial Guinea To A Rousing Welcome
| Updated Aug 21, 2017 at 6:00pm
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on a three day state visit.
He was welcomed by officials from the Ghana’s mission in that country and senior government officials of Equatorial Guinea.
At a colorful ceremony at the International Airport, President Akufo-Addo inspected a Military parade.
He will later in the evening hosted to a state dinner at the People’s palace.
Tomorrow August 22, the President and his team will meet a business delegation from both countries and the next day meet the Ghanaian community.
The visit is to deepen the cordial bilateral relations between the two countries, and explore possible areas of co-operation.
The President’s visit is, in particular, to give further impetus to the June 2017 Memorandum of Understanding signed between the respective Ministers for Energy of the two countries, in relation to the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Equatorial Guinea to Ghana.
Radio Ghana's correspondent, Bright Ntramah reports that the government delegation comprising of Minister of Engery, Boagye Agyarko, Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayokor Botchway is expected to sign a government-to-government Heads of Agreement with his Equatorial Guinean counterpart for the supply of LNG from Equatorial Guinea to Ghana, for a period of 5 years.
The execution of this agreement is intended to augment domestic supply over the period, and improve further the power situation in the country, both for local consumers and industry.