Hungary’s new ambassador to Ghana, H.E Tamas Endre Feher had paid a courtesy call on H. E John Dramani Mahama.
The visit, which took place at the Cantonments office of the former President, was to help the ambassador formally introduce himself and discuss issues of mutual interest to the two countries.
In his welcome message, John Dramani Mahama indicated that, the relationship between the two countries (Ghana and Hungary) blossomed under his Minister for Foreign Affairs, Madam Hanna Tetteh, whose mother was a Hungarian.
John Mahama again recounted how the Hungarian scholarship to Ghana increased from 2 to 50 and then to 100 currently.
Elaborating on challenges facing Ghana, the former President indicated that, the country’s challenges started long before the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian-Ukraine war.
He also indicated that, his administration resolved a debilitating power crisis, left to the present government economic buffers including Sinking Fund, Heritage Fund, Stabilisation Fund and a high IMF and World Bank projected growth rate, which the current government inherited in 2017 but failed to sustain.
Mr Mahama again pointed out the complete lack of political will in fighting corruption involving government’s own appointees and the forced resignation of the Auditor General, which he say was “because the government does not want accountability”.
Ambassador Tamas Feher thanked the former President for the reception and expressed his happiness. He further expressed confidence that the friendship between the two countries will grow even further, whiles paying tribute to the efforts of Minister Hannah Tetteh in helping strengthening the relationship between the two countries.