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American ambassador begins working visit to the northern region




The newly appointed United States (U.S.A) Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson on Wednesday begun a three-day working visit to the northern region.

On his arrival in Tamale the northern regional capital, Mr. Jackson paid a courtesy call on the Gulkpe Naa Alhaji Alhassan Abdulai at his palace. The courtesy call was to seek the Gulkpe Naa’s blessings as a customary representative of the Regent of Dagbon in Tamale before inspecting US developmental projects.

The US ambassador told the Gulkpe Naa that the US government was deeply involved in the development of the northern region and will continue its assistance and co-operation with the government of Ghana. He also noted that the US government values the cooperation of the Gulkpe Naa and will appreciate any advice he offered.

The Gulkpe Naa Alhaji Alhassan Abdulai congratulated Mr Robert Porter on his new appointment and assured him that the traditional rulers are solidly behind him throughout his stay in the region. He commended US government for their continued effort to alleviate poverty in the north and appealed to them to increase their support.

Alhaji Abdulai told the ambassador that the northern region has valuable arable land suitable for cultivation of all kinds of crops and any support to boost farmers’ productivity is will be much appreciated. He also appealed to the U.S. government to establish manufacturing factories in the north to help reduce unemployment among the youth.

Accompanied by the United States Agency for International Development (U.S.A.I.D) mission directior, Mr. Andrew Karas, the ambassador will visit all U.S. projects in the area of education, health and agriculture among others to assess their implementation so far.

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