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Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union (EU), H.E. Mrs. Sena Siaw-Boateng, on Saturday, 28th September, 2019, met with a cross-section of Ghanaian nationals living in Antwerp, at an event dubbed ‘Community Meeting Series’.

The Community Meeting Series is an initiative of the Embassy to strengthen its relations with the Ghanaian Community in Belgium. Similar meetings have been scheduled with the Ghanaian communities in other major Belgian cities, including Gent, Liege and Brussels.

H.E. Mrs. Sena Siaw-Boateng used the platform of the meeting to brief our compatriots about government’s structural economic transformation agenda, which is encapsulated in the “Ghana Beyond Aid” Charter. The Charter, she explained, outlines the roadmap for Ghana’s determination to become self-reliant for the benefit of the 30 million Ghanaians, including those living abroad.

Ambassador Siaw-Boateng disclosed to the gathering, which included the leaders of various Ghanaian associations and groups, notably, the Ghana Council of Belgium, that the pillars of “Ghana Beyond Aid” are based on industrialisation, agriculture, reducing corruption, and education. The policy, she noted, is reflected in the government’s flagship programmes, including, One District One Factory (1D1F), Planting for Food and Jobs, One Village, One Dam Policy, as well as the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to strengthen measures in the fight against corruption.

She also entreated the associations and groups to eschew divisive tendencies and rally round the initiatives of the Embassy in true unity and camaraderie, with a view to supporting national development efforts.

During the segment on Questions and Answers, many of the Ghanaian nationals urged the government to sustain the measures instituted at the ports to streamline clearing of goods. The also called for appropriate arrangements to be made by the Electoral Commission (EC) to enable Ghanaians living abroad to vote in national elections.

The event was held at the Wesley Methodist Church in Antwerp.

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