Chief Willie Obiano, Executive Governor of Anambra State (m), Head of Service, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke (L) and Dr. Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor (R) during the presentation of Mass Transit Buses to Civil Servants in Awka...yesterday
Chief Willie Obiano, Executive Governor of Anambra State (m), Head of Service, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke (L) and Dr. Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor (R) during the presentation of Mass Transit Buses to Civil Servants in Awka...yesterday

Mrs Nesrin Bayazit, the Turkish Ambassador has announced that the Turkish Government through its Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has shipped 30 buses to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to improve local governance.

The buses is expected in the country within two weeks to be distributed to the districts assemblies across the country to help facilitate urban transportation and improve on its operations in an efficient and effective manner.

The Ambassador announced this when she paid a courtesy call on Hajia Alima Mahama, the sector Minister in Accra, to explore possibilities of deepening the relationship between Ghana and Turkey on local governance.

Mrs Bayazit noted that Turkey was sponsoring artisans from the Department of Parks and Gardens to travel to Turkey to build their capacities on horticulture as part of its technical assistance to the country.

She expressed Turkish continuous support to Ghana to strengthen its local governance, saying the two countries have over the years had a fruitful working relationship in the field of governance, education and other developmental activities.

Hajia Mahama thanked the Ambassador for the kind gesture, adding that was timely because it would enhance developmental work in the rural communities.

She said the Ministry has lots of projects to aid development especially in the rural settings and urged Turkey to continue to support the country since there were a lot to be done in rural development.

GNA/Newsghana.com.gh

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