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Ghana making great strides in economic development under your leadership - Ban Ki-Moon lauds Akufo-Addo

By Mutala Yakubu
Ban Ki-Moon and President Akufo-Addo
Ban Ki-Moon and President Akufo-Addo
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Ban Ki-Moon, a former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General says Ghana's economy is improving steadily under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo.

He made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the President at the Jubilee House on Friday.

The celebrated diplomat will today November 16, 2019, participate in the prestigious Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative, a Jack Ma’s flagship entrepreneur program in Africa led by the Jack Ma Foundation.

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“Under your leadership, your country is making great strides in economic development. I understand that IMF has predicted that you will have almost 7% annual growth and this is highly commendable,” the former UN Chief said. “Many European countries including Korea are growing just about 2 to 3 percent. I hope you will make great strides in economic and social development,” Mr. Moon said.

Mr. Moon also paid respect to late UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and says as part of his schedule, he will be visiting his graveside to pay his respects to the Ghanaian global icon.

President Akufo-Addo in his brief remarks praised the former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, for spearheading the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The President further recalled how he led the global campaign that led to Mr. Moon being elected as the Secretary-General of the world body.

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“We met when you were Foreign Minister of Korea and I was then Foreign Minister of Ghana. We struck up a good relationship and that is what led me to be almost your campaign manager. I never regretted because your performance as Secretary General was something that vindicated all of us who believed in you,” President Akufo Addo indicated.