The Italian Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Daniela d’Orlandi, has called on the Minister for the Interior Hon. Ambrose Dery at his office in Accra to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two counties.

Welcoming the Ambassador, Hon. Ambrose Dery said Ghana and Italy have a cordial relationship and that it was heartwarming to host the Ambassador to discuss matters of mutual concern between Ghana and Italy.

Hon. Ambrose Dery called for investment in various sectors of the country to boost Ghana’s economy. He said in today’s world of business, technology is the order of the day and that is why Ghana is being strategic in her digitization and National Identification agenda to get a sustainable system that will encourage trade and business in the country.

He added that Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda is key to the Government and that good roads, infrastructure, Free Senior High School, Youth Employment Agency being championed by the Government are part of measures being taken to ensure that the agenda succeeds.

The Hon. Minister noted that whiles improving the economy, there is the need to strengthen security which is cardinal because if there is no security, development cannot go on. He, therefore, called for collaboration between the two countries to collaborate on peace and security.

He expressed Government’s gratitude to the Government of Italy for its supports in the area of training. He commended the Italian Government for their receptive and humane way of treating migrants. ‘You and I must work together and push the relationship between Ghana and Italy further’, he added.

Her Excellency Daniela assured the Minister that the Government of Italy is committed to extending its support and expertise to Ghana in education, trade, agriculture, training and security and in the general areas of training which will go a long way to create job opportunities for the people of Ghana.

She thanked the Minister for the audience and again assured him of Italy’s collaboration and support. She disclosed that Italy will roll out more training programmes in 2022 and that Ghana should take the opportunity and apply. She also urged Ghanaians to make good use of Italian products and companies to strengthen the bond between the two countries.