Vice President Amissah-Arthur welcoming Prime Minister Periera and delegation to Akosombo.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur welcoming Prime Minister Periera and delegation to Akosombo.

Mr Domingos Simoes Periera, the Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau, has praised Ghana for its lead role in the reconstruction effort of his country after the war.

 Vice President Amissah-Arthur introducing Ghanaian officials to Prime Minister Periera.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur introducing Ghanaian officials to Prime Minister Periera.

He said but for the financial support provided by ECOWAS member states it would have been difficult for the country to even pay its civil servants.

Mr Periera said this when he spoke with the media after a close-door meeting with Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at Akosombo and a tour of the Akosombo Dam.

Prime Minister Periera, who is leading a consensus government in Guinea Bissau after the recent elections, is on a three-day visit to Ghana.

He is accompanied by Mr M?rioLopesda Rosa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dr Cadi Man?, the Minister of Defence.

Guinea Bissau, until its recent democratic elections in May 22 which saw the election of Mr Jos? M?rioVaz as the President, was plagued by instability and coup d??tat.

The Prime Minister Periera also lauded President John Dramani Mahama for his tireless effort as ECOWAS Chairman to ensure peace and stability in Guinea Bissau that culminated in the recent election.

He said Guinea Bissau was looking forward to continuous collaboration and co-operation between the two nations.

He said his country still faced challenges and appealed for support from the ECOWAS member countries particularly from Ghana to help organise preparatory meeting for Guinea Bissau in Accra in January next year.

Prime Minister Periera said since the new government assumed office it had been trying to build consensus government with the aim to promote open dialogue.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur said Ghana would continue in the spirit of African and ECOWAS brotherhood to support Guinea Bissau to deepen its democratic dispensation.

The Prime Minister and his delegation were taken round the Dam site by Mr Kirk Koffi, the Chief Executive Officer of Volta River Authority (VRA).

He lauded late President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah for having the vision to build the facility and added that he was impressed that the facility is run by Ghanaians.

GNA

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