Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany will be on an official visit to Ghana on 30th August.
Mr. Christoph Retzlaff, the German Ambassador to Ghana, in July announced Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Ghana is part of her three-nation Africa tour; which would also take her to Nigeria and Senegal.
She is expected to commission Germany sponsored projects as part of her itinerary when she touches down.
The visit would also be an opportunity to discuss and take stock of the G20 “Compact with Africa Initiative”, launched in June 2017 in Berlin under Germany’s G20 presidency.
Merkel’s visit to Ghana will be the first of a German Chancellor to Ghana since 2004.
The Ambassador said Germany was supporting Ghana through long-standing development cooperation programmes as well as a new bilateral “Investment and Reform Partnership” launched in December 2017.
The cooperation brings an additional 100 million euros of German development funds to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ghana, and to foster private investment into renewable energy as well as vocational training in the energy sector.