Ghana’s Ministry for Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has signed a long-term Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food.
The MoU would see both countries complement each other on agricultural related issues like exchange of experts in research and policy areas.
Ghana’s Agricultural Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto mentioned that the signing of the MoU was a follow up to the recent visit of Nana Akufo-Addo to Equatorial Guinea.
He said the quick response to the agreement testified that Ghana and Equatorial Guinea had a good bilateral relationship and added that Ghana would continue to take advantage of the relationship.
He said the agreement would help both countries to add value to their agricultural produce while investing in the agricultural industry.
On his part, the Equatorial Guinea’s minister, Victor Grange Mahile added that the agreement would boost inter-trade relations between the two countries which would help their economies to grow.
He noted that his government has begun a Private-Private Partnership which allows the private sector to be the growth engine and per the agreement Ghanaian entrepreneur especially those in the agricultural sector could benefit.
Ghana’s Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, H.E Esther Ofori also mentioned that she would do her part to ensure that both countries enjoy a mutual relationship which would see the signing of more MoUs.