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8 MoU To Be Signed On President Ruto’s Visit to Ghana

Ghana and Kenya are set to enter eight Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in the areas of Agriculture and the Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) following the visit of President William Ruto to the West African country.

The discussions on eight agreements were concluded on April 2 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), ahead of the arrival of the Kenyan President as part of the Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) between the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Kenya.

The meeting by Departments and Agencies of Ghana and Kenya discussed issues of mutual interest in the areas of Foreign Affairs, Customs Administration, Trade and Investment, Sports, Youth Affairs, Scientific and Education, Tourism and Wildlife Conservation.

“Agreements were reached to establish clear timelines and monitoring mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of decisions reached,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

According to the Ministry, the Session laid a solid foundation for continued collaboration, marking a promising step forward in the journey towards enhanced bilateral relations and shared development aspirations for both Ghana and Kenya.

“This included commitments to hold regular structured political consultations and review existing agreements such as the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Agriculture and the Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) to align with the provisions of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AICFTA) as well as to promote cooperation in various fields.”

The agreements encompass an MoU on the Establishment of a Bi-National Commission for Cooperation; an MoU between the Kenya Investment Authority (KENINVEST) and Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC); an MoU between Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Association of Ghana; and MoU between Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI).

It also included an MoU for Scientific and Educational Cooperation Between Ghana and Kenya; an MoU between the Kenya School of Government (KSG) and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA); an MoU between the Kenya Utalii College and the Hotel, Catering and Tourism Training Institute (HOTCATT); and an MoU on Cooperation in Defence Matters.

President Ruto arrived in Ghana on April 2 on a three-day State visit to Ghana during which the eight agreements will be signed.


Source: Fuseini

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