|Ghana’s High Commissioner to Barbados David Boateng greeting Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, during a courtesy call, today, at Ilaro Court. (C.Pitt/BGIS)|
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has pledged to forge stronger ties with Ghana and move the relationship from one of long ancestral ties to a mutually beneficial one at the bilateral level.
He gave this undertaking today during a courtesy call with the High Commissioner of Ghana to Barbados, David Sarpong Boateng, at Ilaro Court.
Emphasising that the foundation was laid to deepen the relationship since 1954, Mr. Stuart said: "We have not gotten closer to the African Continent and if we are going to get close, Ghana is going to be our first port of call.?? So, we look forward to a deepening of that relationship.
High Commissioner Boateng also outlined the ongoing economic and social activities to improve the standard of living for Ghanaians, such as a school uniform programme for disadvantaged families, construction of a hydro-electricity plant and a gas pipeline project – a joint effort with other African nations.
The Prime Minister noted that Ghana and Barbados had some things in common as it related to social programmes to assist in the "continued investment in human capital".
Barbados and Ghana established diplomatic ties in 1994.