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Israel Becoming Center of Studies, Business Interests for More Ghanaians

Israel has become a focal point for higher studies and business interests among increasing numbers of Ghanaians, according to reports in this West African nation. Israeli business and trade ties with Ghana date from that country’s independence in 1957 and large numbers of Ghanaian youth have already studied in Israel or have been trained by Israeli instructors at home.

One of the most recent Ghanaian visitors to Israel for business purposes was S. Ohene-Darko, managing director of the Ghana Capital Investment Bank. In the student category was Josephine Mensah who will take a course in functional literacy and community development at the Mount Carmel International Training Center for Development Services at Haifa. Rev. Dr. K. A. Dickson of the department of religious studies at the University of Ghana is attending an interfaith conference in Jerusalem.

Israel’s Ambassador yesterday presented 100 blankets to the Government of Ghana in response to its appeal for aid to Ghanaian flood victims. The presentation was made at the Israel Embassy in the presence of Ghanaian officials and members of a flood relief committee. The flood caused by heavy rains made many people homeless.

A delegation of three Israeli trade unionists has arrived in Accra to attend a Trade Union Congress to be held July 25-28 in Tamale, Ghana. The delegation, headed by M. Meshei, chairman of the trade union section of Histadrut, Israel’s labor federation, will also visit industrial and agricultural development projects and meet with Government and union officials.

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