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13.12.2002 General News

Burkina Faso Farmers invite Rawlings

By GNA
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Former President Jerry John Rawlings is expected to travel on a special flight to Burkina Faso on Friday to participate in a national farmers' day celebration to be held in Niena-Djonkele, a village located in the Hauts-Bassins Agricultural Region.

A statement signed by Victor Smith, Director of Public Affairs to the former president in Accra on Thursday said the invitation came from the Burkina Faso Farmers Confederation.

The statement quoted the invitation as saying, "as the Chairman of the Faso's Farmers' Confederation, we have followed with great interest and admiration, the many actions that you have developed in favour of Ghana's Agricultural producers."

The statement said Former President Rawlings was expected to return to Ghana on Sunday, 15 December. Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings would also leave Accra on Thursday (today) for Brussels to attend the Euro Market Forum 2002. "She will be away for four days," the statement added.

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