Says It Is The Way To End Poverty
Transport Minister, Dzifa Aku Attivor, has underscored the need for the strengthening of South-South cooperation if countries of the third world are committed to
fighting poverty and improving the living conditions of their people.
The Minister, who is leading a four-member Ghanaian delegation made these observations, when she spoke to the Moroccan Press at the sidelines of an ongoing International Maritime Trade Organization (IMO), meeting in the Moroccan city of Tangier.
” I hold the believe that the only way African countries can come out of abject poverty, transform our economies and make life more comfortable for all our citizens is to give more attention to improving trade amongst ourselves”, she opined.
The meeting, World Maritime Day 2014, Parallel Event is an annual event held with support from major stakeholders in the sector, this year’s event is under the theme ”IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation”
According to Dzifa Attivor, the Morocco gathering will provide countries on the African continent the opportunity to remind the national and international public opinion the importance of the maritime sector as a strategic vehicle for the socio-economic development of the continent.
The meeting, she noted would also provide strategies and action plans in the various branches of national maritime activities to the investors and the industry worldwide.
Other members of the Ghanaian team are, Mr. Emmanuel Anum, Director of Finance and Administration at the Ministry, Mr. Fred Asiedu-Dartey, Alhaji Abdulai Alhassan, Acting Director General of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and Abraham Mensah, General Manager Administration, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).
The meeting, which was opened by the Secretary General of IMO, Mr. Koji Sekimizu, was also addressed by the Moroccan Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Mr. Aziz Rebbah.