GHANA and Brazil have decided to deepen South-South cooperation in the areas of agriculture, health, trade and infrastructure development.
Consequently, under a $94 million deal, Brazil has decided to provide Ghana with tractor and equipment services to aid in Ghana's bid to mechanize agriculture and boost food production.
It has also made available $200,000 to support victims of the flood disaster that hit the Northern parts of the country, Spokesperson to the Vice-President, John Jinapor told the Times on phone yesterday from Brasilia, the Brazilian capital.
This, according to him, was the outcome of a high level meeting between Vice-
President John Mahama and his Brazilian counterpart, Michel Temer at Brasilia on Monday, as part of his three-day visit to that country.
The visit followed on the heels of an earlier one in March last year, where a number of trade deals were entered into. The current visit, according to Mr. Jinapor was expected to fast- forward the actualization of the deals.
Vice-President Mahama was said to have raised a number of issues of technical co-operation strongly during the talks.
He re-iterated the government’s commitment to get Ghana out of the economic doldrums and address the country's financial deficit which it inherited.
Vice President Mahama informed his counterpart that the Mills administration was working tirelessly to turn the economic fortunes of Ghana around, especially in the wake of oil production and prudent financial management.
With Ghana’s current status as a middle income country, Mr Mahama noted that the country was gradually achieving its age-long dream of prosperity as “Brazil has always been a source of inspiration to Ghana."
His Brazilian counterpart, Mr. Michel Temer was happy that the Ghana government was taking economically sound decisions to put the local economy back on track, noting especially measure put in place to properly manage proceeds from her oil production.
This, he said, was being closely observed with satisfaction by the international community.
Vice-President Temer stated that his government was prepared to deepen economic relations with her Ghanaian counterpart based on these positive indicators.
Mr. Mahama is expected back in Accra today.