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Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO inspects projects

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Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO inspects projects

February 02, 2010
Nsawam, Feb 2, GNA - Mr Daniel Yohannes, Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States of America has commended the Ghana Millennium Development Authority for its commitment to meeting the goals set by the Corporation.

Mr Yohanness, who is in Ghana for a three-day visit, made the commendations when he inspected the Pakro Methodist and Presbyterian Primary Schools in the Akuapem South Municipality in the Eastern Region.

The two schools were rehabilitated in 2009, under the MCC compact, also involved the installation of a rain catchments system.

Ghana is the first place of visit by Mr Yohannes.
He said the US government through the MCC was proud to be a partner of Ghana with the aim of achieving sustainable economic growth.

Referring to President Obama's visit to Ghana in July last year, he said the United States was redefining its development assistance through partnership and not patronage, through Africa's home-grown solutions that enhanced civil society, defence of good governance and standing up to corruption.

Mr Yohannes said he had come to Ghana on his first trip abroad as the CEO of the MCC to see the progress made so far and to listen and learn from Ghanaians.

Dr Godfried Osei Bonsu Twum, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), commended the Millennium Development Agency for its assistance, especially in the rehabilitation of the two School blocks and the construction of the road from Nsawam to Pakro, which would serve farmers in carting their farm produce to the market and for export.

The MCE asked the chiefs and the people of Pakro to maintain the school blocks to extend its life span.

Mr Yohannes, who was accompanied by the MCE and his entourage, also visited a pineapple farm established with assistance of the MCC at Oboum.


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