Ghana has expressed satisfaction with the growing interest of Mexican investors in Ghana and encouraged more collaboration between the business communities of the two countries.
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Charles Owiredu urged Ghanaian businesses to explore investment opportunities in that country as local entrepreneurs stand to gain if they strategically positioned themselves to leverage the many business opportunities in Mexico.
The past two years have witnessed growing interest by Mexican businesses and investors in Ghana.
Speaking during the celebration of the National Day of Mexico held in Accra recently, under the auspices of the Mexican Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Owiredu stressed government’s overarching mission to make the Ghanaian economy a business-friendly one and one that creates jobs.
The event was graced with the presence of Ghana’s Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia and other diplomats.
The main mission of the new government since taking office, the Deputy Minister said has been to tackle the economic challenges facing the country.
“We are all for a modernized agricultural sector that emphasizes value addition and improved efficiency, country-wide integrated infrastructure and enhanced human capital,” he stated.
He pointed out that the 2017 budget statement was crafted to move Ghana beyond aid and create the most business-friendly environment and people-centered economy in Africa to engender growth and create jobs.
On that score, the commitment of the Mexican government to forge closer economic ties with Ghana “is very welcome and we believe that the opportunities exist for our two countries to engage in mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields of endeavour.”
On her part, Mexican Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Maria de los Angeles Arriola was impressed that bilateral trade between both countries had started expanding to include new goods, while Mexican companies were increasingly showing interest in investing in Ghana.
She was confident that the recently launched Ghana-Mexico Business and Cultural Chamber would further boost relations between the two countries.
The formation of the Chamber, she indicated was the result of the keen vision of the Chamber’s founding members, and the efforts that Mexico and Ghana had done to deepen their economic relation.
“I kindly invite all those businesspeople to join this initiative to work together to accomplish the mission of getting Mexico and Ghana to become strategic economic partners in the near future,” she stated.
The Mexican Envoy announced that Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen, will be heading a Ghanaian business delegation to participate in the Mexico Business Summit in October this year.
The summit is a top-notch business forum in Latin America.
On education, the Envoy said there were several opportunities for South-South bilateral cooperation.
“We hope that as a result of the visit to Mexico by the University of Ghana, educational cooperation in areas of common interest such as academic exchanges, scholarships, research and technical collaboration will soon be established,” she stated.
Recounting the educational collaboration between the two countries, Madam Arriola noted that Ghanaian diplomats continued to benefit from academic programmes offered by the Diplomatic School of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as members of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Bank of Ghana from capacity building courses offered by the Mexican Ministry of Finance.
“Ghanaian students can also benefit from the 2018 and subsequent editions of Mexico’s Scholarship Program. I hope to personally have the opportunity to sign your visas,” she concluded.
Source: The Finder
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