May 24, 2021

The Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Daniela D’orlandi has announced that her country is looking at opening an office for Italian Development Cooperation Agency to promote projects and initiatives that would mutually benefit both Italy and Ghana.

According to her, Italy is prepared to extend its expertise to support Ghana develop industries and create value in a sustainable way, when she called on the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin.

 Ambassador d’Orlandi stressed the need for Ghana to leverage on its potential in order to seize the opportunities offered by entering into force of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

She assured the head of the Ghanaian legislature of her unwavering commitment to further deepen the bond of friendship between Ghana and Italy.

On his part, the Speaker of Parliament Alban S. K. Bagbin commended the Italian government for the longstanding excellent economic cooperation between the two countries which has seen major investment projects carried out in different sectors of the Ghanaian economy.

He also called for more capacity building programmes for technical staff of the parliamentary service which will see them travel to the Italian parliament to learn best practices and support the work of parliament.

Speaker Bagbin emphasized the need for the two countries to build a strong and effective Ghana-Italy Parliamentary Friendship Association and create a platform for legislators of both countries to exchange ideas and build on parliamentary diplomacy.