The Indian government has donated an amount of $1 million dollars to the Akufo-Addo government for the renovation of the Flagstaff House.
The edifice which serves as office for the president of Ghana was financed and constructed by the India government with $135 million in 2009.
The donation was made by India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, M.J. Akbar who paid a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday on the occasion of India’s 70th independence anniversary.
M.J. Akbar commended the policies and programmes being implemented by the Akufo-Addo government.
“We celebrate also the fact that your programmes and policies, evidenced in your signature policies, about villages, agriculture, are indicative that you are as close to the people of your country as you always have,” Mr. Akhbar said.
The Indian Minister noted that “today is not only a celebration of the last six or seven decades, but is also a celebration of the next 6 decades, and the birth of a new partnership that will make Ghana such a valuable destination for India.”
It was his hope that Ghana and India will build bridges in the immediate future that will have the strength to transform the two countries.