Let’s work together to bring progress and prosperity to our people- Akufo-Addo to Benin President

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

President Akufo-Addo has asked Benin President Patrice Athanase Talon for corporation to bring progress and prosperity to the people that elected them into political power.

According to President Akufo-Addo, there is every reason for Ghana and Benin to develop strong, strategic bonds based, inter alia, on the common democratic values that promote human dignity and solidarity.

He believes it is good omen the two of them have been elected into office around the same period, and it is accordingly incumbent on them to work together to bring progress and prosperity to their countries.

Speaking at a lunch in honour of the Beninois President, during a days' working visit to Ghana on Wednesday October 11, President Akufo-Addo said the two countries are recognised as beacons of democracy on the continent and have since the 1990s resorted to the use of the ballot, and not the gun, as the preferred means of electing their leaders.

He expressed happiness both of them are firm believers in the primacy of the private sector, and the role it must play in the development of national economies.

The President stressed that by "sharing in a vision of the industrial development of our economies, from ones dependent on the export of raw materials to value-added, industrial-based economies will be the surest path to prosperity for our peoples.”