The Suriname Ambassador to Ghana Her Excellency Fidelia Graand-Galon says Ghana and the South American country share similar problems. She stated that illegal mining is a big problem in her country as there is in Ghana.
She made this revelation when she sat with Thelma Tackie on the #GTVBreakfast on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Ghana and Suriname share the same problems – H.E. Fidelia Graand-Galon
In an answer to a question asked by Thelma the host on how her country can learn from Ghana’s challenges with illegal mining, the ambassador stated that a delegation from her country came to Ghana some 25 years ago to learn how Ghana dealt with land acquisition for mining activities.
She said her government back home is currently working on a law that will streamline the land tenure and acquisition system to make sure illegal mining is ended.
On other forms of similarities, they share with Ghana, she mentioned that Ghanaian and Suriname foods are similar. Key ones are fufu, gari and banku which she passionately spoke about, although they had different names.
When a Ghanaian visits Suriname, he/she will realize Ghana is in Suriname, not Ghana, she said on a lighter note.