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General News Wed, 26 Feb 2003

Libya To Help Develop Accra

The Libyan government has pledged its support to the development of Accra.

It is to explore economic ventures in the city and support the provision of sewerage facilities and street lights in the city.

The Libyan Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Mohamed Gamudi, pledged this when he paid a courtesy call on the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheikh I. C. Quaye, in Accra.

The visit was to interact with the minister and initiate a long-term relationship towards harmonious cultural relations.

Mr. Gamudi noted that the visit was also to initiate intercity relationship between Accra and the largest city in Libya, Tripoli, which will lead to the implementation of the Twin City concept between Accra and Tropoli.

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He said Libya also plans to support and invest in the country’s economic ventures, adding that any support for economic development cushions international relations.

He called for stronger ties to be established between the two countries to ensure that developmental initiatives will be at each others disposal.

He stated that there is the need to improve initiatives for development, considering the changes in technology at the international level.

Mr. Gamudi said Libya is looking forward to progress in the practice of democracy in the two countries, noting that presently, Libya is making an effort to improve its human rights situation.

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheikh I. C. Quaye, assured the ambassador of Ghana’s best support towards the strengthening of international relations.

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Hr stressed that the interest of Libya in the socio-economic development of Accra will go a long way to mitigate some of the problems in the city.

He stated that the twin-city initiative will establish the best of friendship and bond between Libya and Ghana and hence open the doors to every opportunity in the country.

Sheikh I. C. Quaye said the Libyan Ambassador automatically becomes a member of “Friends of Accra”, an organisation aimed at protecting expatriates living in the city, providing them with the necessary facilities and assistance and establishing strong ties to forge ahead in business and trade.

He expressed gratitude to the ambassador for the visit and noted that soon the workforce engaged on sanitation in the city will be increased to handle the increasing sanitation problems of the country.

Source: DAILY GRAPHIC