The French government has agreed to give Ghana €37.50 million financing to execute the second phase of the Kumasi Roads and Drainage Extension Project. The project will involve the construction of the Lake Road/Oforikrom bypass and the Aboabo drainage works.
French President Francois Hollande made the assurance when he held a meeting with President John Dramani Mahama on Monday. Francois Hollande for his part lauded President John Mahama for helping stabilize the West African sub-region during his tenure as Chair of ECOWAS. In the meeting this morning at the Elysee Palace in Paris, President Hollande referred to the developments in Burkina Faso last year and in September this year, and the leadership of President Mahama in ensuring a peaceful and smooth management of the two situations. As Chair of ECOWAS, President Mahama led group influenced the elections in Nigeria and Togo, before he handed over to Senegal’s Macky Sall.
President Mahama’s role in the sub-region’s management of the Ebola outbreak and his involvement in ensuring maritime security along the Gulf of Guinea also came up for mention. The two leaders who were meeting for the second time also discussed the security situation in the West African subregion, the Economic Partnership Agreement and French support for development projects in Ghana. President Mahama expressed appreciation to President Hollande for his support during the Ebola outbreak and France’s role in stabilising the situation in Mali and other parts of the subregion. He also thanked France for agreeing to support the training of teachers in the teaching and learning of french in Ghanaian schools.
Source – Citifm