Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ghana To Step-Up Relations With Japan For Industrialization Agenda - Foreign Affairs Minister

1:08:00 AM

Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, says Ghana is stepping up in relations with Japan to attract technology and industry giants in the Asian State to drive government's agenda of moving Ghana from a raw material production economy into an industrialized and technologically driven one.

The Minister made the assertion in a bilateral meeting behind closed doors with her counterpart, Taro Kono of Japan on the sidelines of the 7th TICAD Ministerial conference held in Tokyo.

Speaking to the media after the session with the Japanese Foreign Minister, Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey intimated that Ghana was poised to take advantage of the best practices from Japans industrialized economy.

"I believe that if we want to leapfrog in having very sophisticated technology, we need to be learning from best practices. Japan. We don't want to re-invent the wheel, they have already done it and we just need to learn from them," Ghana's Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said.

According to the Hon. Minister, her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono, has pledged his countrys commitment to link Ghana up with Monorail companies in Japan to assist the country with the development of a monorail system of transportation as exist in several cities in Japan.

The initial target she says, will be to have such metro rails in the capital city Accra and subsequently to other regions of the country.


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