July 8, 2022

Mahama Mourns Assassinated Former Japan PM

Former President, John Dramani Mahama has shared some reminiscences of his relations with the assassinated and former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe during his tenure in office as the President of Ghana.

Mourning the politician who was assassinated on Friday with a homemade gun during a campaign event, Mahama said Abe will be remembered fondly in Ghana and beyond.

“As President of Ghana, through my side meetings with him at international conferences and two official visits to Japan, I found him to be a leader passionate about opening up Japan’s role on the world stage, inclusive of expanding Japan-Africa relations”.

He recalled that his last meeting with Abe in 2016 birthed restoration of the Yen loan portfolio to Ghana and the announcement of Japan’s commitment to assist Ghana with a number of important new and ongoing projects.

“These included the Tema motorway interchange project, expansion of the Sekondi fishing harbour, expansion and upgrade of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research into an Advanced Research Centre for Infectious diseases, and the construction of a new bridge over the Southern Volta river at Volivo, among others”, he furthered.

“At this time, my thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family and the Japanese people in the wake of this senseless crime.”

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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