American and Israeli Ambassadors pay courtesy call on Communication Minister

Dr Omane Boamah

Dr Omane Boamah

Accra, April 10, GNA – Mr Gene A.Cretz, US Ambassador to Ghana and Ms Sharon Bar-Li, Israeli Ambassador on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Dr Edwrad Omane Boamah, Minister of Communication.

The visit was to congratulate him on his appointment and discuss issues of bilateral interest in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector and seek more avenues to promote investment in the country.

Mr Cretz said the US was ready to partner Ghana to develop the country ICT sector and telecom industry which will promote development in sectors of the economy.

He said Ghana is unique in terms of Democracy, freedom of speech and expression and peaceful and that American investors was ready to invest in countries that was stabilize and peaceful.

Mr Cretz said Ghana was one of the countries that has investor confidence in the West African sub-region and assured Ghana of the US support to boost investment in all sectors of development.

Ms Bar-Li said Ghana and Israel could collaborate in various areas in the economy through technology and industry and help the country move from the monopoly of some industry players to an open market and bigger competition.

She said the country could also make strides in areas such as Agriculture especially the area of irrigation and assured the country of Israel support and commitment towards partnering Ghana for development.

Dr Boamah said Ghana’s economic sector was driven by ICT and that the country will partner with the two countries in that sector for development.

He said the country would be shifting from analogue to digital trasmission which requires superior technological  assistance from other developed countries such US and Israel.

Dr Boamah said most ICT applications were used in the country educational, Health and Agricultural sectors and called for more investors to invest in voice and broadband services in the country.

He said thanked the Israel Government for their swift responds in sending a rescue team into the country during the Melcom Disaster at Achimota in Accra and thanked the US for the continue support  to the socio-economic development in the country.