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10.09.2002 General News

Kuwait Urges Ghana To Bring Proposals For Assistance

By PeaceFM
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The Kuwaiti government on Tuesday pledged to support Ghana with over 100 Million dollars in developmental assistance.

The Chairman of a Kuwaiti-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship Group, Mr Salem Al-Hamad said "We hope Ghana would send project proposals which would be 100 million dollars or more to us, for immediate study and assistance”. Mr Salem Al-Hamad said this in Accra when members called on the Speaker of Parliament and the Parliamentary leadership in Accra. Mr Al-Hamad, who is leading a Six-Member Kuwaiti Delegation in a two-day working visit to Ghana said Kuwait would seriously study Ghana's energy sector and see in what way it could give immediate attention to it.

The Group is in the country to, among other things, re-establish and strengthen the cordial relationship with Ghana's parliament and also to learn Ghana's Parliamentary system. The Group has also officially invited the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Peter Ala Adjetey to visit Kuwait next Month to study their Parliamentary system. Mr Al-Hamad said Kuwaiti support to Ghana dates back to 1975 and pledged its continued support to Ghana with projects that would benefit the poor people. He mentioned in particular, the provision of good drinking water, health, education, and the energy sectors, which are always dear to the heart of the people.

The First Deputy Majority Chief Whip in Ghana's Parliament, Mr Kwabena Adusa Okerchri who stood in for the Majority leader welcomed the group and said the relationship between Ghana and Kuwait has been cordial for ages. He said the government appreciates efforts by Kuwait to always support Ghana and that Ghana would not hesitate to send proposals for immediate assistance. He gave the assurance that the Speaker of Ghana's Parliament would positively respond to the Kuwait's invitation.

The Deputy Clerk of Ghana's Parliament, Mr John Agama briefed the group on the structure of Ghana's Parliament, including the committee system and standing orders. Other Members of the Six-Member Group include, Mr Khaled Al-Oudwa, Vice Chairman, Mr Mubarak A. Al-Ajmi, Member, Mr Mikhlid Al-Azmi, Member, Mr Abdullahtif Al-Rizaihan, Secretary, and Mr Roshoud Shetit Raqdan, Secretary.

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