On Monday, 23rd August 2021, Akufo-Addo honoured the invitation of the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herr Armin Laschet. President Akufo-Addo participated in the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous region and her greatest industrial region.
Akufo-Addo indicated in his speech that Ghana is drawing inspiration from the success stories of North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany, because, likewise, Ghana want to build a progressive and prosperous country.
There is an oft-cited African proverb, which says, and I quote, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. We have resolved to walk hand-in-hand with North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany because we desire to walk far, especially as we share attachments to common values of respect for individual liberties and human rights, of respect for the rule of law, and respect for the principles of democratic accountability.