Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon. Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley, MP has told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that his country and Ghana have a lot in common and resolved to work with the current administration to achieve the needed results in the interest of both countries.
“We have a lot in common that we want to work on. Our technical people are putting some effort into it, and I anticipate that, very soon, we can conclude on the assignments that we have embarked upon from 2016, and that they will reflect themselves in activities between Trinidad and Tobago and Ghana.” He revealed when he visited the President at the Jubilee House on Friday.
Prime Minister Keith Rowley who is the Special Guest for Ghana’s 63rd Independence Celebration on Kumasi, tated that there exist opportunities for Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago to concretize the efforts that the two countries have been making, since 2010, “to have Ghana and Trinidad & Tobago benefit from collaborations between our two countries.”
On the air services agreement, the Prime Minister stressed that “we hope that, once we establish an air service agreement and establish a direct length between the Caribbean and Africa, we believe that there is tremendous potential there – economic growth, contacts to be made, investments to be made and for recreational purposes.”
He added that “we anxiously await your resuscitation and reestablishment of Ghana Airways. As you get your new equipment, we would like to anticipate that one of the legs of Ghana Airways would be Accra to the Port of Spain, because that will bring all the people from the Caribbean and the Americas on to Haiti which will take us directly to the shortest link from the Caribbean across the Atlantic.”
On cocoa relations, Prime Minister Rowley stated that the University of the West Indies still maintains a cocoa research unit, and in Ghana’s quest to become the world’s number one producer of cocoa “your collaboration with the research unit in Trinidad and Tobago is very important, as you maintain the gene pool.”