India gives Ghana $1m for ‘renovation’ of Flagstaff House

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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Nana Addo recieves Ghana's gift from India

The Republic of Ghana on August 15 received a $1 million donation from the government of India for any renovation works that the seat of Ghana’s government, the Flagstaff House needed.

The kind gesture was made on behalf of the government of India by Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, who paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the presidency.

The move was to mark the Asian nation’s 70th anniversary. “Today is not only a celebration of the last six or seven decades, but is also a celebration of the next 6 decades, and the birth of a new partnership that will make Ghana such a valuable destination for India,” Minister Akbar said.

 He also said, together Ghana and India defeated colonisation and that the two countries must define the future of the 21st century, by lifting the two nations to the economic and equity forefront of the world.

The India Minister continued that Ghana and India’s responsibility is to give the generations yet unborn an equally dramatic change so that we can also belong to, what is conventionally called, the best of the First World.

President Akufo-Addo was delighted over visit and applauded the impact being made by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, not just domestically but also on the international scene, and also the contribution to the development of Ghana being made by the Indian community resident here in Ghana' News