With him is a high-powered Ghanaian delegation on a three-day official visit to Kenya.
What does this mean? Ghana is viewed as Africa’s most modern democracy. Relating with Kenya is an endorsement to the global community that Kenya has become of age and is indeed a serious partner.
Ghana is highly regarded globally and Kenya rose in the global index as middle income country. Nairobi’s economic growth is steady and there is serious energy, infrastructure, and agriculture development going on in Kenya.
Any country that is serious about getting strategic economic partners must stop in Nairobi first.
Oil exploration and production in Kenya is about to inject massive economic power and this is very attractive to foreign investors.
Ghana is endorsing Kenya as serious economic partner who has not only matured politically, but is leading Africa in both economic and political growth.
Geo-politically, this is very significant. The relationship between Kenya and Ghana is traced back to Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s founding President.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya wants to bring more economic partners on-board. President Mahama chairs the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and Kenyetta, who heads the East African Community (EAC).
Both can be great economic ambassadors to these bodies.
Ghana is likely to follow Nigeria in investing in Kenya and allowing Kenyans to invest in Ghana.
This propels the East African economic giant notches higher on the powerhouse grid.
Kenya is among Africa’s top 10 economies.
President Kenyatta is believed to be a serious corporate executive, and by combining both corporate and political leadership wisely is likely to push Kenya to Africa’s top 3 economies and strongest militaries.