European Commissioner for International Partnerships, Ms. Jutta Urpilainen, and the Minister of Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, officially launched the Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) for Ghana for 2021-27 on 31 March 2022.
The ceremony took place during the Commissioner’s visit to Ghana on 30 and 31 March. A representative from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ambassadors of EU Member States and Switzerland, and the Regional Director of the EIB were also in attendance.
This new programming falls under the EU’s new Global Europe financing instrument and will provide €203 million for the period 2021-24 to support the following three priorities:
- Green growth for jobs;
- Smart and sustainable cities;
- Good governance and security.
These priorities were jointly determined with Team Europe partners and in close consultation with Ghanaian authorities, civil society, and other relevant stakeholders.
“Ghana is a strategic partner for the EU in West Africa, as an economic powerhouse and an anchor of stability in the region. The EU sees concrete opportunities to deepen our partnership by working together on Ghana’s green and digital transition, security situation, and at the multilateral level by promoting our common values,” said Commissioner Urpilainen.
“The EU Global Gateway strategy will serve as one of the frameworks for our partnership with Ghana, with the aim to boost smart, clean, and secure connections and to provide the quality investment needed in Africa,” she added.
Source: EU Delegation to Ghana