Diasporian News of Fri, 3 Aug 201831
Otumfuo meets Museveni over Ghana-Uganda ties
The economic ties between Ghana and Uganda have been deepened following Otumfuo’s fruitful meeting with the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni and the Kabaka, Roland Muwenda Mutebi II, at Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
The memorable meeting, held at the presidential palace at Kampala, particularly centered on steps to be taken to help deepen Ghana/Uganda relations, especially in the areas of business.
The meeting also centered on specific areas that Ghana and Uganda can collaborate on to develop and create wealth to the mutual benefit of their people.
Otumfuo, in particular, was said to have stressed on the need for African countries to collaborate to eradicate poverty, disease and ignorance on the continent.
The Asante King also highlighted on a number of social interventions that Ghana had adopted in recent times to expedite the country’s progress and to improve the lives of the people.
Known for his passion for the development of education on the African continent, Otumfuo also stressed on the need for education to be made accessible to every African child, to give them a secure future.
The Asante King was in Uganda for five days as the special guest of honour of a memorable durbar to commemorate the 25th coronation of the Kabaka of the Buganda Kingdom.
As characteristic of him, Otumfuo used his visit to explore common areas that Ghana and Uganda can closely work on for their mutual benefit. He visited a pharmaceutical company during the visit.
The Asantehene’s entourage included the Council of State Chairman, Nana Otuo Serebuo, the Juabenhene and other prominent paramount and divisional chiefs from Asanteman.