|Ghanaian Vice President thanks China's help|
On 11th April, H.E. Alhaji Mahama, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, inspected the Defence Headquarters building, the project under-construction funded by the Chinese government.
He said the country had enjoyed friendly relations with China in the past, adding that "these have been strengthened in recent times and we are joyous about it".
He said China had become one of the pillars of the country's economic development because it continued to provide funds and resources for key projects in the country.
The Vice President mentioned, for instance, the Bui Dam project, which, when completed in some six years' time, is expected to help to cope with the country's energy challenges.
"The government and the people of Ghana are grateful to China and we hope that this bond of friendship will continue forever," he said.
Alhaji Mahama expressed the hope that others projects such hospitals and schools that the Chinese government had promised to undertaken for the country would come on in due course.
H.E. Yu Wenzhe, the Chinese Ambassador, stressed that it was the intention of the Chinese government to assist Ghana to the best of its ability to enable it to achieve its dreams of becoming a middle-income country by the target date it had set for itself. He was of the view that all the projects promised would come to fruition, adding, "All that will go a long way to make the relationship between the two countries stronger and better."
On the inspection tour were the Minister of Defence, Mr. Albert Kan-Dapaah, the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. J. B. Danquah, and other high-ranking military officers.