The Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) led by its chair, Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Doku on behalf of Ghana, has finally signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Accra.
The MOU between NALAG of Ghana and the Municipal League of Arkansas, is aimed at gaining economic benefits from each party.
It is also expected to bring about economic development among sister cities in both nations.
NALAG chairman, Hon. Doku indicated that the MOU signed between the two countries would allow them to tap into the experience and progress chalked in both countries.
He stated that all the district assemblies within the country (Ghana) agreed to sign the MOU with Arkansas so we to enable them partner towards developmental projects and programmes.
He explained that the world is now connecting faster than it was in the past and therefore it would be important that countries with similar interest in areas of economy and development join hands and work together.
He revealed that the Municipal League in Arkansas consist of District Chief Executives just like in Ghana and therefore working together would be of enormous benefit.
On his part, the president of the Municipal League of Arkansas, USA, Hon. Orville Ricky Elumbaugh stated that is a delight for Arkansas to sign this MOU.
He stated that they are in Ghana the work with the community, build trust establish a working relationship that would benefit both countries.
He said the most important thing is to build trust among the countries ''so that they can be possibilities of money put on the table'' for the intended partnership.
According to Hon. Elumbaugh, one of the largest manufacturers of rice based in the USA are in talks with Ghana to see the possibility of a working relationship between the two countries because of the quality of rice we have, this he said would create job opportunities for Ghana and the USA.
He encouraged Ghanaians to build the can-do spirit and believe in themselves.
He admitted although Ghana may not be at pal with the USA in terms of development, they (USA) started from somewhere and are still having issues of national development.