The United Kingdom Economist Intelligence
Unit (EIU) Country Report for May 2011 on Ghana identified a shift in
Ghana’s international relations.
A copy of the report made available to the Ghana News Agency in
Accra on Thursday indicates that the recent development of links with
China, backed by concessional Chinese funding for infrastructure
projects, has led to a shift in emphasis in Ghana’s international
However, it noted that government would continue to maintain good
relations with Ghana’s major trading partners and donors, especially
the United States of America and the United Kingdom both of which have
a large Ghanaians in the Diaspora.
On Ghana’s relations with other West African States, the EIU
report said the nation’s traditionally strong relationship with
Nigeria would also continue, with Nigerian companies having a growing
presence in Ghana, although frictions over the large and increasing
number of Nigerians working in Ghana might intensify.
It said Ghana faced a tricky problem in managing relations with
her crisis-hit neighbour, Côte d’Ivoire.
“Ghana’s relations with the new government are all the more
important given that their maritime border area is believed to contain
significant hydrocarbon resources,” the report indicated.
The EIU Report also revealed that progress on all fronts is
expected to be slowed down gradually as political manoeuvring ahead of
Election 2012 picks up pace.
“This will be exacerbated if Professor John Evans Atta Mills is
not elected as the NDC Presidential Candidate, as it would render him
a lame-duck President,” it added.
Source: GNA / Ghana
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