The Government of Japan has announced plans to construct a new Advanced Research Centre for Infectious Diseases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Legon, Accra.
The announcement followed discussions between President John Dramani Mahama and the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo on Wednesday May 18, 2016.
In addition to the construction of the new research centre, an agreement was also signed for scholarship grants for young Ghanaians under the African Business Education (ABE) initiative to help improve the human resource development of the Ghanaian youth.
President Mahama who is in Tokyo, on an official visit, thanked the government and people of Japan for the support.
Earlier, he and the First Lady Lordina Mahama paid a courtesy call on Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
One of Ghana’s major development partners, Japan has over the years made significant contributions to Ghana’s health, agricultural, infrastructural, and social service sectors.
Accompanying the president on the visit to Japan are the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna S. Tetteh, Minister of Roads and Highways Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Deputy Minister of Finance Mona Quartey, and Deputy Minister of Local Government & Rural Development, Emmanuel Agyekum.