President Mahama is on state visit to Japan to enhance Ghana’s trade relations with Japan.
Japan has also restored to Ghana the Yen loan portfolio, he added in a Facebook post.
President Mahama is on a state visit to Japan to enhance Ghana’s trade relations with that country.
“I have been in Japan over the last three days, and I am happy to convey on behalf of my countrymen and women, our appreciation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the people of Japan for the restoration of the Yen Loan Portfolio, which was cancelled in the year 2000,” he wrote on Facebook.
“Japan is also financing the construction of the second phase of the Sekondi Fishing Harbour project, and a ¥2.3 billion Advanced Research Centre for Infectious Diseases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at Legon,” he added.
“Following our discussions, the Government of Japan has agreed to finance at the cost of ¥11.2 billion, our request for a new bridge over the Volta River, which is part of our eastern corridor road network and will be critical in improving transportation between the Northern part of Ghana and the South.”
“All these will contribute greatly to the expansion of our country’s infrastructure and human resource to boost further growth. They also mean more new jobs in the near future, and more so, a transformational impact on our economy, with a significant multiplier effect,” president Mahama wrote.