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US Commends Ghana’s economic progress

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Gene A. Cretz – New US Ambassador to Ghana

The United States on Wednesday commended the government of Ghana for the economic progress achieved and renewed its commitment to assist the country’s agricultural sector to improve food security.

US Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Gene Allan Cretz, said: “Ghana was so unique in every endeavour….When you talk in terms of economics, politics, culture and what have you; Ghana is very unique in everything”.

Mr Cretz said this during a courtesy call on Mr Fritz Baffour, Minister of Information, stressing that this explained the long standing relationship between the two nations.

He also commended the people and the Government of Ghana for their resolve to uphold democracy and peace.

Mr Cretz, who was the former Ambassador to Libya, assumed office barely a month ago, and promised to continue with the good works of his predecessor and work closely with the Information Ministry to further strengthen the ties between the two countries.

Mr Baffour on his part, stressed the need for the two countries to collaborate in technology, information and culture transfer.

On the media front, the Information Minister said the 1992 Constitution had mandated the National Media Commission to monitor the media landscape to ensure fairness in content and reportage, and also to protect the country’s fragile democracy.

The minister said the Broadcasting and Cinema Bills currently in Parliament also aimed at ensuring fairness on the media landscape.

He explained that Ghana’s uniqueness could be traced to intra-marriages and the ability of the people to consult and discuss issues of national interest, and above all, Ghanaians were deep rooted in God.

“We have the moral to sit down and to discuss issues and to calm down situations and that notwithstanding, our strong believe in God always guard us to live in peace with each other,” he said.

President Barack Obama nominated Gene Allan Cretz to Ghana in April, 2012 and was sworn-in as the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana by the Secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Rodham Clinton, on September 11, 2012.

Source: GNA

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