May 9, 2023

GEPA hosts business delegation from Pakistan

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, hosted an 8-member business delegation from Pakistan to discuss investment and export opportunities in Ghana.

In a meeting held at the Africa Trade House in Accra, the visiting businessmen were encouraged to invest in Ghana by partnering with local companies in their bid to enter the West African market.

Leading the team from his country, the Pakistani Vice Consul to Ghana, Omar Shahid Butt, said Pakistan sees Ghana as an ideal destination for foreign businesses aiming to do business in the ECOWAS region.

According to him, the delegation, made up of representatives from various sectors, has interests in ICT, sports, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, lubricants, garments and textiles.

Deputy CEO of GEPA, Albert Kassim Diwura, assured the businessmen of GEPA’s support, adding that the government of Ghana, is committed to supporting companies to boost their production capacities to raise Ghana’s revenue earnings through non-traditional exports (NTEs).

He said, encouraging investment in NTEs falls in line with the implementation of Ghana’s National Export Development Strategy (NEDS), an initiative being championed by GEPA to increase NTEs from $3.33 billion to $25.30 billion by 2029.

Mr. Diwura also urged foreign firms to take advantage of joint ventures and partnerships with Ghanaian companies to boost their chances for market penetration.

Later that day, a 4-member team from Lotus Group Company Limited held talks with GEPA officials to discuss investment possibilities in Ghana.

The Egyptian firm plans to create a large-scale project that combines industry and agriculture. It will have a 100-acre industrial part and a 200-acre agricultural part, with completion expected within 10 years.

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