Ghana’s First Lady Mrs. Akufo-Addo Visits China

| Updated Nov 20, 2017 at 5:03am


Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo.


Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo is to visit the People’s Republic of China from November 20th to November 29th, 2017

Travelling with her will be the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kojo Yankah, Director of Crop Research Institute (CSI) , Dr. Stella Ennim, and Millicent Degraft – Johnson from the Ministry of finance.

That’s according to a statement from the office of the First Lady.

The statement which was signed and issued by the Press Aide of the First Lady, Richard Darko and copied to GHCONLINE, said the First Lady’s visit follows that of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to China in June and the subsequent visit of the Vice Minister of Commerce of China, Mr. Qian Keming to Ghana in September.

According to the statement, the visit is to further deepen relations and as well as strengthen economic cooperation between Ghana and China.

During the visit, the First Lady will support the President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) to open the first Ghana trade and Investment Office in Qingdao in China. The statement said.

“In addition, the delegation will travel to Hunan where they will meet provincial officials and visit the laboratory of “the father of rice “, Mr. Yuan Long Pin, investor of the hybrid rice variety to discuss how China could assist Ghana to improve its yield in her rice production.”

The statement further said Mrs. Akufo-Addo will then proceed to Shenzhen in the Guangdong Province to meet the officials of China National Building Materials (CNBM) who are working with Ghana on her “One District One Factory “ initiative and also visit Huawei Headquarters to hold discussions with their officials.

Adding that, on her way back to Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo will make a stopover at Hong Kong to meet with the Hong Kong Financial and Investment community.

“The visit by the First Lady follows recent high level exchanges between the two countries and is an indication of the importance His Excellency, Nana Akufo-Addo’s government attaches to Ghana – China relations” says Ghana ‘s Ambassador to China, H.E Edward Boateng.

The First Lady will be away for eight (8) days