The group also paid on official visit to the Parliament of Ghana where they met with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee. They discussed issues bordering on partnership between Ghana and the European Union, Development Cooperation, Trade and Investment and Migration. The meeting was chaired by Hon. Samuel Ampratwum Sarpong, deputy chairman of the Committee.
Mr. Sarpong acknowledged the EU's support to various sectors of Ghana's economy and hoped that the current relationship will be harnessed for the benefit of the two countries.
He raised issues that were of concern to the country specifically in the areas of migration, sexual orientation and Ghana beyond Aid. He noted that government was collaborating with the appropriate agencies to tackle the issue of migration which is to create jobs for the teaming youth of the country, who are mainly economic migrants. With Ghana beyond aid, he hoped the EU can buy into that agenda and offer support to see it materialise.
Other ranking members of the parliamentary committee of foreign affairs, also raised issued of good governance, fight against corruption and greater collaboration with the EU for information and other resources.
In response, Mrs. Diana Acconcia, EU Ambassador to Ghana, said the EU operates an open door and was ready to collaborate with the government on the Ghana beyond aid agenda stressing that it was in line with the Africa-EU alliance for growth and sustainable jobs. She noted the EU was moving from donor-receiver relationship to that of partnership.
She added that great progress has been made on migration with Ghana now an example of progress to other countries. She observed that currently, the joint action plan on migration was putting on the table, efforts to help Ghana find jobs for the youth with boarder control among others.