Chief Executive Officer of National Food Buffer Stock Company( NAFCO), Hanan Abdul-Wahab and the Board Chairman of the company, Mr Henry Nana Boakye took advantage of the just-ended International Forum on African-Caribbean Leadership (IFAL) in New York in the United States of America and held discussions with a number of personalities and firms on collaborative strategies to safeguard food security in Ghana.
The two first held brief discussions with the President of Guyana, Ifraan Ali who reiterated the need for Ghana and other African countries to deepen working partnerships with Guyana and other Caribbean nations.
He praised Ghana’s leadership in global affairs. President Ali was the Keynote Speaker at the Forum held on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly Session.
It was on the theme “Redefining trans-regional cooperation for sustainable peace and development” and was attended by some Heads of State, business leaders, the diplomatic community, donors and academic institutions.
The NAFCO delegation also held discussions with Mr DeWin Madill, a Co-Founder of the United States-based Eden Food Centers to discuss possible areas of mutual cooperation.
The Eden Food Centers operates as a tax-exempt organization to combat hunger in areas designated as Food Deserts domestically and outside the USA.
The company’s activities seek to reduce hunger, provide fresh and healthy foods, serve as harvest points for community activity, and serve as food distribution centres during relief efforts.
Mr Madill commended NAFCO for its work in Ghana by helping in the attainment of UN SDG Goals 2, 3, 4, 10 and 12.
The team also discussed investment opportunities with officials of companies from Israel, India and the newly created state of Shri Kailasa, an island off the Pacific Coast of Central America.
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