Gov’t making progress in its development effort – Anarfi-Mensah

Kumasi, Feb.16, GNA – Out-going Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Peter Anarfi-Mensah, has said the government is making good progress in its efforts to bring development and transform the lives of the people.

He cited what he said was the massive infrastructural development to buttress his assertion.

He was welcoming the visiting Mayor of Newark in New Jersey, United States (US), Mr. Ras Baraka, to his office in Kumasi.

The Mayor is in the country to explore the opportunity of establishing sister-city relationship between Newark and the Kumasi- Ghana’s second largest city.

Accompanied by some Ghanaians-based in Newark, Mr. Baraka, had earlier held discussions with his counterpart, Mr. Kojo Bonsu.

Mr. Anarfi-Mensah said there was enormous investment opportunities in the metropolis and described the people as both friendly and industrious.

He expressed optimism that the establishment of the partnership arrangement would bring mutual benefits to Ghana and the US.

Mr. Bonsu said the relationship would be in the areas of education, health and waste management to significantly improve sanitation in the metropolis.

Mr. Baraka said he was eager to deepen ties between Newark and Kumasi to bring progress their peoples.

He would during his three-day stay, tour the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Opoku Ware Senior High School (SHS), the Saint Louis SHS and the Centre for National Culture.

GNA


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