BELGIUM OUEEN MATHILDE, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER IN GHANA

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde and Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo of Belgium, are in Ghana on a three-day official visit.

 

They were met on arrival by Professor Gyan Baffour, Minister for Planning, Mad. Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, and some senior government officials at the Kotoka International Airport.

 

While in Ghana, Queen Mathilda will be given a brief by Ghana’s Minister for Planning, and a representative of the National Development Planning Commission on how Ghana is implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

 

In attendance will be the Ambassador of Norway and representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO), United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), European Union (EU), World Bank, National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Minister for Planning and Special Advisor on SDGs.

 

The Queen is also expected to engage civil society organizations and the business community and visit the Teshie Presbyterian Senior High School (SHS) and the Osu Presbyterian SHS, where a Belgium company, Televic, has installed 150 ICT laboratories in the schools.

 

On Friday, Queen Mathilde will pay a courtesy call on the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House where the two leaders will engage in bilateral talks that are expected to strengthen the already improved relations between the two countries.

 

Source: ISD (Rex Mainoo Yeboah)