Business News of Friday, 21 September 2018
The UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana has visited Ghana to promote UK-Ghana bilateral trade relations with a focus on the forthcoming UK-Ghana Investment Summit.
Adam Afriyie MP was in Ghana to highlight the world-class offer from UK companies that can partner with Ghana to help realise the President’s vision of moving ‘Beyond Aid’.
He said: “I am happy to be back in Ghana for the second time this year. More than ever, the UK and Ghana are stronger trading partners. One example of such partnership is the UK-Ghana Investment Summit which will seek to bring potential investors including UK companies to Ghana and showcase investment opportunities in the country with the aim of boosting trade and investment”.
“The UK-Ghana Business Council is another great initiative for both countries to work together for a mutual economic benefit. This strategic partnership will allow the UK to set out an incredible offer to support Ghana move ‘Beyond Aid’ through collaborations and partnerships”.
Whilst in Ghana, Adam Afriyie MP met with the Vice President of Ghana Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and several Ministers to discuss the proposed UK-Ghana Investment Summit on 15-17 October 2018 and the new UK-Ghana Business Council.
He also raised awareness on a number of British projects in the country with the Government. This follows the Prime Minister’s visit to Africa in August, which signalled a step change in UK engagement with African partners and an ambitious plan for the UK to become the largest G7 investor in Africa.
Adam Afriyie MP also witnessed the announcement of a joint venture between Baird & Co. and Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) for the establishment of an assaying plant in Ghana’s International Airport zone. It is the first for the region and increases Ghana’s revenue from its gold industry.