Posted: Wednesday 28th May 2014 at 14:53 pm

VEEP Calls On French Chamber Of Commerce And Industry To Link Ghanaian Businesses With Francophone Countries


Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has tasked the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ghana to support Ghanaian businesses to invest in neighbouring francophone countries.

The Vice president made the statement when he inaugurated the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ghana, under the auspices of the Board of Directors of the CCFG together with H.E. Frédéric Clavier, Ambassador of France to Ghana, on Tuesday 27th May 2014 at the French ambassadors Residence in Cantonment Accra.

This he said will help improve the integration effort of ECOWAS, and also enhance the living conditions of the people in the Sub-region.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur used the occasion to laud the French government for its tremendous support in almost all the sectors of the economy,especially in the area of financial assistance and hoped that the would continue to deepen the existing relations with Ghana and France .

He described as fantastic the long term prospects of the Ghanaian economy. And that government is working hard to address the short term challenges the economy is going through.

The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ghana (CCFG), recently established in Accra, is an association of companies and professionals, belonging to different sectors, which aims at supporting, fostering and enhancing bilateral trade, financial and investment relations and exchanges between Ghana and France.

On his part H.E. Frédéric Clavier, Ambassador of France to Ghana, said excellence and networks across Ghana and the sub region are crucial, especially building economic bridges between Ghana and its neighboring francophone counties.

He said the idea is aimed at supporting, fostering and enhancing bilateral trade, financial and investment relations and exchanges between Ghana and France.

He said economic and commercial relationship between Ghana and France are on an increasing trend. Since external trade is an essential part of Ghanaian economy, economic and commercial exchanges between these two countries have dramatically increased during the past 14 years.

France is currently the fifth supplier and the tenth client of Ghana. Moreover, in the last decade, an increasing number of French companies have successfully established their businesses in Ghana.

Ambassader Frédéric Clavier, said among the factors which have contributed to this situation are: the political stability of the country, its economic growth (Ghana is the West Africa’s second economy), an efficient banking system, the improvement of its infrastructures, a competitive workforce and the emergence of the middle class.

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