9 June 2014

Ghana: USAID Team Visits Eastern Region

press release

A team from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has paid a two-day visit to the Eastern Region on the request of the Regional Minister.

In a welcome address, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Hon Mavis Frempong said partnership was critical for nation building. She said Ghana had partnership with the United States of America (USA) in the area of agriculture, health and education.

She indicated that the purpose for the invitation to the USAID delegation was to interact with them and expose them to some developmental projects especially in agriculture geared towards economic growth.

Hon Julius Debrah, the Eastern Regional Minister in an interview with the media stated that the delegation would visit some selected farms and provide technical advice to farmers which would boost production and the marketing of the farm produce to benefit now and future generations.

Mr Andy Karas, the Acting Mission Director of USAID, was grateful to the Minister for extending such invitation to them.

"It is not about paper, document or strategies but people caring for people and forging friendship as well as opening of new doors," he noted.

Mr Karas stated that in Africa and Ghana, most people depended on agriculture for livelihood and nutrition. That he said had been a priority for the USA government and in their mission to Ghana. The team later visited a farm at Sutapong and a palm-nut processing site at Adieso in West Akim District of the Eastern Region.

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