The youth of Ghana have a bright future, says German Chancellor

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Olaf Scholz, the German Chancellor who is currently in Ghana, has praised Ghanaian youth, particularly those enrolled in higher education, saying they possess inventive ideas and can lead their country towards progress.

You don’t need to be concerned about your nation’s future, I can assure you, being so young.

That was truly astounding.

He said, “I’m confident that the upcoming generation has what it takes to carry on your nation’s tradition of innovation and progress. Chancellor

As part of his two-day official visit to Ghana, Chancellor Scholz, the second German Chancellor to visit the nation in the past seven years, made this statement yesterday at a luncheon held in his honor at the Jubilee House.

He was greeted in the Jubilee House forecourt while the Ghana Army was inspecting a guard of honor.

Then, both before and after the inspection, he mounted the dais and saluted the country twice.

Chancellor Scholz was accompanied to the Jubilee House’s glass Door, where President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo greeted him.

Following a brief greeting, the two heads of state posed for official photos behind their respective national flags.

Once more, the two headed straight to the President’s office on the fourth floor of the Presidency for a private meeting. The German counterparts of the ministers of finance, energy, foreign affairs, food and agriculture, and defense also participated in the bilateral discussions.


Following lengthy discussions with their Ghanaian counterparts, a high-level business delegation, led by Chancellor Scholz, made an announcement.

He mentioned that they talked about issues like power, the electrical grid, and new methods for building infrastructure—all of which are essential to Ghana’s future development.

There was a lot of work to be done, and it is crucial that both nations focus heavily on building market economies, encouraging private investment, and establishing the favorable conditions necessary to accomplish these goals.

Agreement with Africa

Ghana is a vital and involved member of the German Compact with Africa, according to Chancellor Scholz, who expressed excitement for the upcoming conference in Berlin in a few weeks.

He continued, stating that Ghana had demonstrated its commitment to global issues and its membership in the UN Security Council, saying that both of their nations “believed in democracy and stood up for rule-based international order and the implementation of the UN Charter.”

He stated that in order for African nations to have the chance and authority to speak more loudly, they must be represented in large and equal numbers in international bodies and organizations like the UN Security Council.

He said that the African Union’s entry into the G20 was a positive step and that his nation backed President Akufo-Addo’s push for permanent African seats on the UN Security Council.

Reciprocal connections

According to President Akufo-Addo, Ghana has received 206 million euros from Germany since 2017 through the G20 Compact with Africa, which was started under the German Presidency to encourage private investment in Africa. These funds have been used for the establishment of the Development Bank of Ghana, the expansion and modernization of the electricity grid, and the creation of a green credit line for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

He expressed the expectation that the problems that had prevented the Siernens lines beneath the compact from starting would soon be fixed, allowing the project to move forward.

He emphasized Ghana’s appreciation for its friendship and relationship with Germany and the hope that the two countries people would keep strengthening their ties of collaboration.

Although formal diplomatic relations were established shortly after Ghana gained independence in 1957, the two countries have been connected since the 17th century. After 66 years, Ghana continues to be Germany’s fourth-largest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa.

German aid to Ghana is exemplified by the Ghanaian-German Center for Migration, the Kofi Annan International Peace-Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), and the Merian Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Ghana, according to President Akufo-Addo.

He conveyed his appreciation for the hospitality extended to more than 40,000 Ghanaians residing in Germany as well as the scholarships provided to Ghanaian students seeking greater academic achievements in Germany.

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