Colombus Mayor paid visit to deepen relationship with AMA

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Accra, Nov. 17, GNA – Mr Andrew J. Ginther, the Mayor of Colombus, Ohio in the United States, has paid a courtesy called on Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, in a bid to deepen bilateral relations.

     This followed a memorandum of understanding(MoU) signed last year between the city of Colombus, Ohio and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly for sister cities exchange programme.

     Mr Ginther said Ghana’s relations with Colombus, Ohio cut across social, education, art and culture and economic development.

     He said the visit was important to provide great opportunities for economic development.

     “We are fully committed to working with you, particularly in the private sector development and cooperate with you in your priority areas,” he said.

     Dr Vanderpuije acknowledged some challenges in the national economy such as lack of jobs but said with the signing of the MoU Accra had benefit in improving the lives of the people.

     He said: “We will improve on this relationship to the sense that every year Ghanaian doctors will benefit from exchange programme with their counterparts in Colombus, Ohio.”

     Dr Vanderpuije suggested to the Mayor to introduce one of the Ghanaian languages in his country’s school curriculum for their students to learn.

     He expressed commitment of AMA to strengthen the ties between the two cities for the best practices in the area of business, economic development, education and health.

     “The relationship is so dear to my heart so I will make sure it takes us to higher extent for Accra to continue benefitting from the generosity of the USA,” he said

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