November 30, 2017

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Frank Annor-Dompreh has disclosed that government has engaged the services of a Consultant to draft a Foreign Policy for Ghana since independence.

According to him even though, the directive principles of State protocol of the 1992 constitution made such assertions, the move will provide a clear guide on Ghana’s foreign policy direction.

The Nsawam Adoaguri Member of Parliament who gave the recommendation when he took his turn on the floor of Parliament to contribute on the debate for the approval of the 2018 budget statement and economic policy document also praised government’s efforts at increasing economic corporation with the international community following the opening of new missions in the United Arab Emirate (Abu Dhabi), Carter, Serbia, Libya among others.

He also noted that all financial institution across the world have rated Ghana high making the country and attractive place for investors all as a result of better economic management policies of the NPP government.

The lawmaker also praised Government for successfully reviewing the Millennium Compact II to prevent an eminent retrenchment of workers.

He commended government in the allocation of some Ghc 400,000, 000 in insurance for farmers especially Cocoa farmers.

The lawmaker also touted the positive strides chalked by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in giving Ghana’s Missions abroad the opportunity to raise Internally Generated Funds (IGF) through an established methodology to support its own activities whiles commending the Ministry for negotiating for a $ 50 million loan facility from SocieteGenerale to give facelift to Ghana’s foreign missions abroad.

He also commended the efforts of the previous administration for ensuring victory in the Ghana- Cote D’voire maritime dispute whiles commending the leaders of both countries for entering into strategic partnership for mutual benefits and to promote the water bodies of both countries.

According to him the new NPP administration has ensured that the Passport Office has seen an improvement in its delivery especially as regards to the reduction in the number of days members of the public spent to acquire a passport.

By Christian Kpesese