By Zubairu Mohammed, Abuja
People around the globe have been urged to unite and live together in peace for socio- economic development.
The Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Rashid Bawa made the call at an event organised by the commission to mark Ghana’s 62 years Independence Anniversary, held in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Mr Bawa said disunity undermines security, economy and political development in any community.
“Disunity affect developments and distorted developments give birth to poverty, underdevelopment and corruption…As citizens of the world we need to uphold the tenant of unity and rally round our governments to build the needed development in our countries,” he stated.
Maintaining peace and stability
The High Commissioner explained that, “Ghana is committed to maintaining peace and stability and also to collaborate with Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS, the African Union, AU, Commonwealth and United Nations in maintaining peace all over the world.”
Mr Bawa described Ghana as good business destination in the world and therefore urged investors to participate in Ghana’s businesses for economic advantages to all.
“Ghana economy has picked up very strongly, the 2018 data indicated strong Growth Domestic Products of six percent and seven point six percent in 2019.
“The country debt to GTB ratio has declined considerably our inflationary figure of 15 point 4 percent in 2016 dropped to 9 percent the lowest in six years,” he stressed.
Mr Bawa also said that Ghana would continue to maintain bilateral relationship with Nigeria politically, economically and culturally.
The Leaderships of Nigeria and Ghana are very absolute and focused in their determination to increase trade and investment as well as political exchanges to enhance peace and prosperity among their people.
Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama expressed the country’s readiness to continue to strengthen bilateral relations with Ghana, in the area of Economy, security, politics and culture, for the mutual benefits of both countries.
“This occasion is a clear attestation of the deepening cordial relations with mutual respect that exists between Nigeria and Ghana for a very long time, Nigeria and Ghana have indeed enjoyed mutual and beneficial trade relations which has seen our nation the second largest economy of West Africa.
“I want use this opportunity to reaffirm Nigeria’s readiness to cooperate and conclude all bilateral agreements with Ghana,” the minister said.
Mr. Bashir Sani from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama at the event.
Republic of Ghana got its independence from Britain on 6th March, 1957.