The German Government has said it will back the establishment of a German-West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention in Ghana.
This was announced by Christoph Retzlaff, the German Ambassador to Ghana, on his Twitter handle on Thursday.
Excellent news: Germany 🇩🇪 will support launch of a new “German-West African Center for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention “ . It will be located in Ghana 🇬🇭 and be part of 8 new centers worldwide to fight global challenges #sciencediplomacy #weareinthistogether pic.twitter.com/nv2Yk12XfY
— Christoph Retzlaff (@GermanAmbGhana) April 15, 2021
This development comes less than a week after Twitter also announced that it would be setting up its African headquarters in Ghana.
The decision from the company sparked debates online, with users of the microblogging platform and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying the development is an indictment on the Nigerian government.
But the Federal Government blamed unpatriotic Nigerians for Twitter’s choice, with Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, claiming that the country was demarketed by the same persons.