AMB. GINA BLAY MEETS WITH THE GHANAIAN-GERMAN DELEGATION ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME BETWEEN GHANA AND THE FEDERAL STATE OF NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA
On 21st September, 2018, Ambassador Gina Blay held a luncheon
meeting with the Ghanaian-German delegation, as part of the
Administrative Exchange Programme between Ghana and the Federal State of
North Rhine–Westphalia (NRW), at the NRW Representation Office in
Berlin. During the meeting, the Ambassador lauded the State of NRW for
hosting their Ghanaian counterparts from the Public sector to share
experiences and best practices in their various fields of work. She
entreated both sides to learn from each other’s varied professional and
culturally-diverse experiences as they develop their respective career
Ghana and the State of NRW, have developed a
partnership for decades which facilitates interaction among partners
from both sides for mutual benefit. The cooperation is supported by a
formal agreement between the Governments of Ghana and NRW. The first
formal partnership Agreement was signed in 2007. The cooperation covers a
wide range of issues — from the business sector and infrastructure to
the fields of energy, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, agriculture,
education, culture, migration and development, to issues on women and
As part of the partnership, an Administrative Exchange Programme has
been developed between selected Public Service Officers in Ghana and
NRW. The idea of the programme is to allow the participating
governmental institutions to interact and gain insight into each other’s
work and respective institutional contexts.
Ghana’s public sector are paired with their counterparts from relevant
institutions in NRW. The NRW side visited Ghana from 13th to 25th March, 2017 whilst the Ghanaian side came to Germany from 6th to 20th June, 2017.
On the basis of the success of the first programme, the Government of
NRW held the second exchange programme from 17 to 26 September 2018.
Ghana is set to host the NRW side in January 2019.
Embassy of Ghana, Berlin.