General News of Monday, 19 November 2018
The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper, has embarked on a two-day working visit to the Ashanti Region, as part of efforts to strengthen cooperation between Israel and Ghana.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Israeli embassy in Ghana on Monday, 19 November.
As part of her visit, Ambassador Cooper visited some Israeli projects and explored opportunities for economic cooperation.
On her visit to the Israeli-sponsored neonatal units of the Suntreso and Kumasi South hospitals, Ambassador Cooper indicated that: “Israel is in the process of renovating and providing equipment for one of the units in order to maintain the low child mortality rate the hospitals have been recording.”
Mothers whose babies were admitted to the units expressed gratitude to the Israeli government for its continuous support.
The ambassador also visited some Israeli businesses operating in the region. She visited P2W, an Israeli water purification company that uses cutting-edge Israeli technology to purify contaminated water from the Obuasi gold mines, and Vital Capital Fund, which is embarking on an initiative to construct an integrated 500-unit, high-quality, environmentally-friendly community near Kumasi.
In 2018 alone, the fund invested over US$ 3 million in underground infrastructure and the overall investment of the project is estimated to cost US$300 million.
Ambassador Cooper also met the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah and Kumasi mayor Osei Assibey Antwi and discussed strengthening Israeli activities and investments in the region with emphasis on agriculture and healthcare.
The ambassador also met and interacted with some members of the Ghana Journalist Association in Kumasi.