Seychelles is one of the world’s smallest countries. The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to capital Victoria with numerous beaches.
The President of Seychelles, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, has requested for more Ghanaian teachers to be sent to his country to help in boosting the education system.
According to the Graphic online publication, this came to light when Ghana’s Ambassador to Seychelles, Mr. Charles Asuako Owiredu presented his accreditation to President Ramkalawan at the State House in Victoria.
Mr. Owiredu, a former Deputy Foreign Minister is Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa with accreditations to Seychelles, Mauritius, Lesotho and Eswatini. He is based in Pretoria, South Africa.
Speaking after the meeting, Mr. Owiredu noted that his discussions with President Ramkalawan centred on ways to reinforce the existing bonds between the two nations for the mutual benefit of their peoples.
“We already have five Ghanaian teachers here and the president thinks that it will be good if we increase the number of teachers. That will be part of the agreement we are seeking to establish with Seychelles,” Mr. Owiredu added.
Mr. Owiredu also noted that Seychelles and Ghana have signed five agreements among those a general cooperation agreement, avoidance of double taxation, visa waiver for both countries, and re-exportation of tuna from Seychelles.
“So far we are doing well. Seychelles is doing well in the tourism sector due to the boldness of the president and the measures taken by the government. I want to take this relationship a notch higher to try and help each other. Ghana can also learn so many things from Seychelles,” Owiredu explained.