Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has held discussions with the Chinese government to jointly explore cooperation in the areas of education, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and exchange programmes to support the youth and staff of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
This cooperation is expected to help improve efficiency and performance of staff in order to enable the Assembly deliver its mandate to build a safe, smart, resilient and sustainable city.
The discussions took place on Tuesday when H.E. Mr. Shi Ting Wang, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, paid a courtesy call on the Mayor at the AMA new office complex in Accra.
“China we all know is a technological hub and in promoting Accra to become a smart city we need to redefine our relationship to become mutually beneficial to both countries. We are very much concern about the human development of the city as well and for that reason would be grateful if the city can be considered in any educational training programme for our staff," the Mayor said.
The Mayor during the discussions also touched on the Sustainable Greening and Beautification of Accra Project and called for support in the advancement of that cause.
He commended the Chinese government for their immense support towards the infrastructural development in Ghana citing the construction of the James Town Fishing Habour as a laudable project which would help bring jobs to the Ga Mashie.
Mr. Wang pledged China's continuous support for Ghana and stressed the need to improve sister city relations among the two countries.
He described Ghana as an important country in Africa to invest adding that China has invested a lot towards the development of the country. The two leaders also discussed a wide range of issues, including bilateral arrangements.