Worship with us @ Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries, Budapest, HungaryAddress: 1081 Bp II János Pál Pápa tér 2 (formerly Köztársaság tér) Direction: From Blaha, take tram 28, 28A, 37, 37A, 62...1 stop. From the traffic light cross to the other side... Or take Metro 4 & get off @ János Pál Pápa tér
Time of worship: Wednesdays @ 18:30 hr Sundays @ 10:30 hr
Tel: +36 203819155 or +36 202016005
Saturday, 10 March 2012
NEWS & REPORT
Obama: Ghana is
"model" of African democracy By: Ekow Mensah-Shalders
States President Barack Obama praised the West African nation Ghana as a model of democracy and
growth in a continent that many associate with poverty and violence.
"There's sometimes a tendency to focus on the challenges that exist in
Africa - and rightfully so," said Obama, who sat beside Ghana's president, John Atta Mills,
in the Oval Office.
"But I think it's important for us to also
focus on the good news that's coming out of Africa, and I think Ghana continues
to be a good-news story," he said, warmly thanking Mills for the
hospitality shown the U.S. first family when the Obamas visited the country in
Ghana, the world's second
biggest cocoa producer, posted double-digit growth in 2011 and is one of the
more stable countries in West Africa.
The U.S. president commended
Mills for his action on human rights and governance, voicing Washington's
approval of the stability that Ghana
provides in a fragile region of Africa.
Its neighbour, Ivory Coast,
suffered months of violence last year after a disputed election, and other
near-neighbours Liberia and Sierra Leone
experienced years of brutal conflict.
"Ghana has proven, I
think, to be a model for Africa in terms of
its democratic practices," said Obama, noting that both leaders faced
re-election in 2012.
Mills told Obama, "We are going to ensure that there is peace before,
during, after the election, because when there is no peace, it's not the
elitists who will suffer, it's the ordinary people who have elected us into
democratic and economic development successes exemplify the integral
relationship between democracy, good governance, and development.
also exemplifies many of the positive economic trends in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Africa is home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, including
Ghana, offering enormous
potential for enhanced trade and investment by U.S. companies.
A growing trading partner
Gross Domestic Product grew by at least 13.5 percent in 2011 and will sustain a
growth rate of at least 8 percent in 2012, according to the International
Two-way total trade between the United States
was valued at $1.9 billion in 2011, a 56 percent increase over 2010. U.S. exports to Ghana
were valued at $1.2 billion, up from $963 million in 2010, and over the past
five years exports of U.S.
goods and services have increased over 186%.
U.S. companies are among Ghana’s largest and highest profile partners,
and U.S. companies are
increasingly helping to build Ghana’s
infrastructure, while adhering to strong environmental and social standards,
and ensuring better development outcomes.
Over the last twelve months, including new contracts signed this week, the U.S. has provided crucial assistance that has
made $1.47 billion in U.S.
exports possible. A few recent examples include: Miami-based Belstar is
implementing a $250 million project providing medical equipment, services and
infrastructure to benefit up to 100 hospitals throughout Ghana.
The project will make a significant impact on Ghana’s ability to meet its growing
need for modern health care infrastructure. The project is expected to generate
$147 million in U.S.
exports through initial procurements, with an expected total procurement amount
of $253 million.
In the past year and a half, companies such as General Electric and IBM have
set up offices in Ghana,
and others are expected to soon follow. U.S.
companies are involved in a wide range of sectors from oil to cocoa processing,
and Ghana now has three
direct flights from the U.S.,
on American carriers.
Partners for growth
The United States continues to support Ghana's economic development and
reform efforts through bilateral and regional assistance programs.
recently completed its five-year, $547 million compact with the Millennium
Challenge Corporation to improve agricultural production, transportation and
U.S. development initiatives
seek to partner with Ghana
to hasten the day when foreign assistance is no longer needed. This includes
shared work to build on accomplishments to date and address the remaining
constraints to economic growth through the Partnership for Growth.
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