The Governments of Guyana and Ghana have signed a visa-free travel agreement, which will allow citizens for both countries being able to travel to each other’s country without obtaining a visa.
The agreement forms part of several bilateral agreements that were signed today by representatives of the two countries following a high-level meeting between President David Granger and President Nana Akufo Addo and their government teams.
Following the signing, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joe Harmon, in a brief to reporters explained that under the agreement, citizens of both countries will be able to travel to each other’s country and stay for a period of up to three months without the visa requirement.
This morning we signed the abolition of visa requirement agreement for citizens of Guyana and citizens of Ghana. What this means is that persons who are the holders of Diplomatic, Official and regular Guyanese passports can travel to Ghana and likewise Ghanaians can come to Guyana without the requirement of a visa. In the initial stages, they will be entitled to at least 90 days without having to renew, but after 90 days there will be a requirement for renewal based on the laws of each country”, Harmon explained.
He said the move could see more travel and tourism between the two countries, especially since the open air policy agreement between African nations and the Caribbean could soon see direct flights between African countries and Caribbean states. A direct flight between Guyana and Ghana would take just five hours.
Mr Harmon also told reporters that the two sides signed several trades and business agreements. Details of those agreements, he assured, will be released.
In the area of trade, Harmon revealed that Ghana has indicated an interest in purchasing rum and wood from Guyana.
Those areas will be examined. The Ghanaian President, Nana Akuffo-Addo will get a first-hand look at the rum industry in Guyana when he visits Banks DIH Limited and Demerara Distillers Limited as part of his state visit.
Guyana and Ghana have shared diplomatic ties for the past forty years. Mr. Harmon said the visit to Guyana by the President of Ghana has cemented the relations between the two countries.
I Deserve More Ballon D’Or Awards Than Messi : Ronaldo
Portugese football star, Cristiano Ronaldo who has a world’s best player (Ballon d’Or) awards tie with Lionel Messi, has stated that he deserves more awards than the Argentinian player.
Ronaldo expressed how eager he was to finish with at least one more trophy than Messi as he sat for an interview with Piers Morgan on Britain’s ITV on Tuesday, September 17.
“I would love [more], and I think I deserve it,” the Juventus forward told ITV’s Piers Morgan in an interview.
The 34-year-old said, “Messi’s in the history of football – but I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him,” hinting that retirement is not in his plans anytime soon.
The superstar footballer also said he considers himself the best footballer in the world even if football fans think otherwise.
“I’m sure I’m in the history of football for what I have done and what I’m continuing to do, but one of the best players in history,” the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star said.
“For me, the number one in history, but for some fans, if the number one is another one and I’m second, it doesn’t matter. I know I’m in the history of football as one of the greatest ever,” he added.
He reiterated that he’s not friends with Messi but added that they have a good relationship.
“My relationship with him is, we are not friends, but we have shared this stage for 15 years. I have a good relationship with him and I know that he has pushed me to be a better player and I have pushed him to be a better player as well,” Ronaldo said.
Ronaldo has been locked in a head-to-head battle with the Argentinian maestro for more than a decade. They currently find themselves tied with five Ballon d’Ors each.
School Fire Kills At Least 26 Children And Two Teachers In Liberia
At least 26 children and two teachers have been killed after a fire broke out at a Koranic boarding school near the Liberian capital Monrovia on Tuesday night, the president’s office said on Wednesday, September 18.
Emergency services had told President George Weah 28 people had died, his spokesman Solo Kelgbeh told AFP, as the president visited the site in Paynesville, on the outskirts of the capital.
“The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out,” police spokesman Moses Carter said. “The cause is not known yet.”
Confirming the sad news on Twitter, President George Weah wrote: ‘My prayers go out to the families of the children that died last night in Paynesville City; as a result of a deadly fire that engulfed their school building. This is a tough time for the families of the victims and all of Liberia. Deepest condolences go out to the bereaved
Families and the entire Islamic Community. May God strengthen them and give them the courage to persevere. Let’s continue to keep the families in our prayers.’
Cristiano Ronaldo Is Searching For A Woman Called ‘Edna’ And Two Others Who Gave Him Burgers When He Was A Poor Kid
Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is searching for a mystery woman named ‘Edna’ and two other staff of McDonald’s, who gave him burgers when he was a poor kid in Portugal.
The 34-year-old Juventus striker disclosed this during his in-depth interview with Piers Morgan on ITV.
The former Real Madrid star said he used to beg for burgers from three McDonald’s staff on the island of Madeira when he was a poor kid.
Ronaldo, who is now rated among the five richest footballers in the world is hoping to track down the women who helped him during his time of need.
“We were a little hungry. We have a McDonald’s next to the stadium, we knocked on the door and asked if they had any burgers,” he said on ITV.
“There was always Edna and two other girls. I never found them again.”
The McDonalds restaurant is now closed but Ronaldo wants to find Edna so he can “give something back” following her selfless gesture to him.
“I asked people in Portugal, they closed the McDonalds, but if this interview can help find them, I would be so happy,” he added.
“I want to invite them to Turin or Lisbon to come to have dinner with me because I want to give something back.”
See his full quote below.
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