Ghana to Build New Embassy at Cost of $8mln

ADDIS ABEBA – Ghana is building a new embassy in Addis Abeba at a cost of Eight million US dollars.

The construction project was launched on Monday with President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo and presidents of Ethiopia Sahlework in attendant.

The embassy is being built in an area located in front of Bisrate St. Gabriel church.

The government of Ethiopia is happy to support the construction project, said president Sahlework said at the launching event.

The construction project on 680ha of land will have three buildings including the chancery house.

Ethiopia and Ghana have strong and historic relation, said president Akufo-Addo. “We are very lucky building our embassy here in Addis Ababa the capital city of Africa” he added.

The project is being carried out by MEEG building contractor Plc – a company owned by Mehari Enyew. The construction is expected to take two years.

By Mhret G/Kristos