Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday announced that government has embarked on a project to retool the energy sector that would enable the country to supply liquefied gas and substantial electricity to Benin.
He said Ghana would also collaborate with her neighbours to share their comparative advantages that would enable them to specialize for adequate production for both domestic and external consumption.
President Mahama announced this when Mr Benoit Comlan Degla, Beninois Minister of Interior and Home Security called on him at the Castle, Osu.
The Minister was at the Castle to deliver a message from President Yayi Boni believed to be centered on ways by which the two countries could strengthen their relations in the political, economic and cultural ties.
President Mahama said Ghana had enjoyed good relations with Benin over the years and would do everything possible to strengthen the relations for mutual benefit.
He thanked President Yayi Boni for his visits to Ghana during the funeral of the late President Mills.” He first visited Ghana in his capacity as the Chairman of the African Union, returned in his position as the President of Benin and also attended the final funeral service.”
President Mahama said he would be embarking on visits to some African countries beginning from next month to thank them for their show of support during the funeral of the late President Mills.
Mr Degla commended the government of Ghana for her continuous support to Benin, especially in the area of agriculture.
He congratulated President Mahama on his elevation to the highest office of President and urged him to use that opportunity to discuss bilateral issues to countries he would be visiting.