Ghana must strengthen fight against corruption – Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday lauded Ghana’s political class for adhering to the principles of rule of law and democracy.

But the German Chancellor was quick to add that the nation has to strengthen its fight against corruption, to achieve economic freedom.

Angela Merkel is on a day’s visit to Ghana to hold discussions with her Ghanaian counterpart on migration, trade and investment.

According to her, despite the prevailing economic challenges, the West African country remains African’s vanguard of democracy and political stability.

She said her country will work together with the Akufo-Addo led government in the fight against corruption, adding Ghana has made progress since the coming into power of the NPP government.

It is the first visit of the German Chancellor since 2004. Merkel is expected to visit Nigeria and Senegal from Ghana.

On his part, President Akufo-Addo said Ghana is committed to working with Germany to enhance development in the two countries.

He said his administration would warmly welcome the opportunity to sign an agreement with German car manufacturing company Volkswagen.

The president said an agreement of such nature would provide enormous job opportunities for Ghanaian youth and ensure economic growth and stability.

He also spoke about the attempts by his government to build a strong economy to improve the standards of living of the citizens.

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