11 January 2013

Ghana, U.S. Look to Continued Strong Partnership

Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Daniel Yohannes Underscores the Strong U.S. — Ghana's strong partnership with the United States was underscored as U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) head Daniel W. Yohannes led the delegation representing the American people at the inauguration of Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama.

Yohannes, right, shown with President-elect Mahama, blogged later about his visit and his expectations for Ghana's future development.

Yohannes had been to Ghana previously to assess progress on MCC's $547 million compact with the country and later to celebrate that compact's successful completion. "The strong political will to deliver on the compact's promise for sustainable development that would improve the lives of Ghanaians impressed me from the start," Yohannes wrote. "As Ghana continues to work on a second MCC compact under the Mahama administration, I welcome this level of engagement and dynamic leadership."

Writing of his meeting with President-elect Mahama right before his inauguration, as well as with Kwabena Duffuor, minister of finance and economic planning, Yohannes said: "I remain encouraged and excited by the commitment to inclusive economic growth and self-sufficiency these leaders envision for Ghana. President Mahama said that the U.S.-Ghana relationship is close and he is looking forward to making it even closer."

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