The Ghanaian government has assured that the dormant Ghana-Jamaica Joint Commission for Cooperation is to be reactivated.
Its President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who made this known, has undertaken to do this by the first quarter of next year.
Akufo-Addo gave the commitment in a joint press statement with Prime Minister Andrew Holness after bilateral talks at Jamaica House yesterday.
According to him, reactivating the Joint Commission is “an extremely important step” in solidifying the historical and cultural ties between both countries.
“The various areas of engagement that we are talking about can be properly structured within a legal framework for the doing of business between our two countries”.
“We also have the potential of building on those ties, important economic relations, trade, and commercial relations; and in order for our two countries to get maximum value and benefit from the ties that are between us, it is important that we take advantage of those ties to build these strong economic relations”.
President Akufo-Addo’s visit to Jamaica forms part of a Caribbean tour to promote the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019”. This is a major landmark marketing campaign targeted at the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States.