EU Commissioner to meet Vice President Amissah-Arthur

Kwesi Amissah-Arthur – Vice President

The European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs will today Tuesday October 30 meet with Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe  Amissah-Arthur  to discuss Ghana’s democratic development.

They would also discuss the modalities which ensured a smooth political transition after the death of President John Evans Atta Mills.

A statement issued in Accra on Monday to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said Commissioner Piebalgs will announce EU’s additional support to Ghana’s efforts in tackling maternal health.

The support will also help improve the role of local authorities to accelerate the achievement of the Millennial Development Goals.

Commissioner Piebalgs will take part in a high level forum: “Towards Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa,” which is expected to result in the adoption of a regional renewable energy policy and an energy efficiency policy.

The policies are one of the first steps towards the implementation of the United Nations (UN) initiatives to promote sustainable energy for all by 2050.

According to the statement Commissioner Piebalgs acknowledges Ghana’s democratic and economic achievements, describing them as role models in the Sub-Saharan Region.

The statement said the Commissioner would be discussing how the EU and Ghana would deepen political dialogue and ensure Ghana’s sustainable and solid development, an area the EU said it would be a “steadfast partner in that endeavour”.

The Commissioner will sign funding agreements, which would help Ghana to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and consolidate governance.

One of its priorities was to promote the development of sustainable energy in Africa, with Ghana as one of its most committed partner.

The EU, the statement added, has already mobilized more than 500 million Euros  this year for the UN initiative for Sustainable Energy for All and would also support West Africa, firmly in line with the its objective to provide access to energy to 500 million people in developing countries by 2030.

Source: GNA

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