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Embrace inter-continental trade to bring added benefits-Bagbin.

Embrace inter-continental trade to bring added benefits-Bagbin.
Her Excellency Selma Ashipala-Musavyi (Left) and Alban Bagbin (Right).

Africa's diplomatic organisations and political leaders have been urged by Ghana's speaker of parliament, Right Hon. Alban Bagbin, to embrace international trade for the sake of more opportunities and improved ties among nations. On Tuesday, Her Excellency Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, Namibia's Ambassador to Ghana, paid a courtesy call to the Speaker in Parliament.

Speaker Bagbin urged Parliament to be involved in more than only issues of lawmaking and control of the public purse. 

He expressed worry that “we have failed as a people on the continent because we have not been frequently witnessing human to human trade and interactions among ourselves”.

During his remarks, the Rt. Hon. Speaker highlighted Ghana's importance in helping Namibia win its independence in 1990.

Her Excellency Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, the Namibian ambassador to Ghana, emphasised that, her call for bilateral talks with Mr. Speaker is an effort to reinvigorate the already cordial ties between her country and Ghana.

She indicated that in the quest to building friendship and promoting inter-continental trade, the Namibian government was planning to undertake some activities which would promote the empowerment of woment, issues of education and health among other matters.

“We are planning to undertake some activities which would enhance women empowerment, education and health related issues among both countries.

Her Excellency, Ashipala-Musavyi said that another goal of her call to the Speaker was to improve and encourage youth exchange programmes between the two nations. She said that this would encourage the movement of goods and services as well.

Namibia is now cooperating with Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture on the development of animal husbandry and beef production, according to Ambassador Ashipala-Musavyi.

First Deputy Speaker Hon. Joseph Osei-Owusu, Majority Chief Whip Hon. Frank Annoh Dompreh, Member of Parliament for Suhum Hon. Kwadjo Asante, and representatives from the Speaker's Secretariat and the Parliamentary Service attended the meeting.

Highlights & Pictures  of the meeting below:

Source: ghananews.hrforum.uk

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