leader of Ghana emphasizes solidarity between Cuba
Joyce Adelina Bamford-Addo,
President of Ghana’s National Assembly emphasized
the historical ties of solidarity between Cuba and
the African people, during a meeting with her Cuban
counterpart Ricardo Alarcón.
"We have always counted on the help
of the island in cultural, educational and health
spheres", emphasized the senator to Prensa Latina.
She also said that the Ghanaian
delegation is in Cuba to strengthen parliamentary
Alarcón recalled that this nation
was the first in Africa to establish relations with
Cuba after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, and
recognized Bamford-Addo as the first woman President
of Parliament in Ghana.
Bamford-Addo, a judge by profession,
assumed her current position on January 7th, 2009,
after winning the National Democratic Congress
legislative elections in 2008. Prior to that, she
worked as State Attorney and President of the
The two countries signed agreements
for the medical training of 250 African doctors in
Cuba to promote bilateral programs of malaria
More than 800 Cuban collaborators
have served in Ghana; while this country has
historically voted against the blockade imposed on
Cuba by the United States.