Foreign Minister bids farewell to outgoing Netherlands Ambassador

The term of office for the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ghana, H.E. Ronald Gerard Strikker has ended with glowing tributes from Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry for his contribution to the development of Ghana, particularly in the health sector.

During his 5 year tenure, Ambassador Strikker secured funding for the construction of five (5) medical clinics in the Western Region. He is also responsible for the installation of 52 X-ray systems across the country, equipped with Computer Aided Detection for TB (CAD4TB) and tele radiology, and the construction of a water treatment plant in Navrongo.

At a brief meeting in Accra to bid his farewell, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, expressed “appreciation for the strong Dutch commitment and participation in the on-going EU-Ghana Sustainable Cocoa Dialogue” which has been a great success thus far.

She was hopeful that in the coming years the two countries can explore new areas of cooperation particularly in the areas of energy, metallurgy and machinery, where the Netherlands has enormous expertise and comparative advantage, and urged the Ambassador to suggest these areas to his successor.

Story by Nathaniel Nartey.


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