Ghana Playing a Lead Role in the Development Efforts of Africa – Belgian Queen Mathilde Observes

The Queen of Belgium, Her Majesty, Queen Mathilde has stated that Ghana is playing an admirable lead role in the development efforts of the African Continent and the entire world, particularly Belgium, will continue to cheer her on to achieve more.

Speaking in response to a statement by President Akufo Addo at a work lunch held at the Banquet Hall of the Flag Staff House in her honour, Queen Mathilde said Ghana’s current strides in the development of its economy as well as the role being played by her President as Co-Chairperson of the Group of Eminent Personalities for the implementation of the United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are clear pointers to the leadership that Ghana is demonstrating on the continent.

Implementation of SDGs
The Queen in her speech indicated that her country and Ghana have made tangible commitments to the implementation of the UN SDGs till date. She added that there are clear challenges ahead of both Belgium and Ghana in the quest to fully achieve the targets set by the SDGs by 2030. However, all the effort and support needed by both countries will be invested and provided on both sides in order to attain the SDGs.

The President’s Take

President Akufo Addo welcomed the Queen warmly to Ghana. The President observed that the implementation of the SDGs is in the interest of Africans more than it is in the interest of the European continent and that is the reason why he and his government have attached so much importance to the implementation of same in Ghana.

He added that Ghana looks forward to a sustained partnership with Belgium so Ghana can emulate the success story of Belgium?.

By: Ghana/ Asare