GCCI, Indonesia Investors Strike Deal

GCCI pixThe Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Indonesian business community have struck a partnership deal in which the two sides will jointly pursue new areas of business and investment development.

The deal was one of the outcomes of interaction between the GCCI and a high powered Indonesian trade delegation to Ghana to explore investment and partnership opportunities.

The Director for African Affairs from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Indonesia, Mr. Lasro Simbolon, who led a delegation of investors to the Chamber to discuss areas of cooperation, said there were more room for collaborative investment and business between the two sides.

According to him, there were new areas Indonesia and Ghana could collaborate in enhancing the bilateral relation that already exists between the two nations.

“Indonesia sees the potential in areas of economic growth in Africa, and we are committed to see that transition is carried out with Ghana,” said Mr. Simbolon.

He said that the potentials are rich in forging business opportunities that exist between Ghana and Indonesia and added that it is high time the two countries transformed their bilateral relation in more sustainable economic cooperation.

In addition, he noted Ghana’s long-term development plans set to exploit economic growth potentials especially in areas such as agriculture, technological development and capacity building which were geared up to meet the expansion plans of the country, and said Indonesia was prepared to partner Ghana along that path.

Mr. Simbolon used the occasion to invite members of the Chamber to one of their biggest Trade Expos in Indonesia which will be showcasing all the major sectors of their economy from October 16 to 20, 2013.

Dr. Seth Adjei Baah, president of GCCI, welcoming the delegation, said it was time for the business communities of the two countries to upgrade their level of cooperation, and institute intervention to advance their trade relations.

He reiterated the need to explore new areas of cooperation and share experiences for the benefit of their both economies.

According to him, the two countries’ interest should be in line with national development plans that were geared up towards enhancing economic growth for the welfare of the citizenry.

“As you decide to invest in Ghana, be guaranteed that your money is safe, our hands are open and I believe we can do more by collaborating with each other,” he assured.

Dr. Adjei-Baah was hopeful that the outcome of the meeting would help to further strengthen the trade ties between Ghana and Indonesia towards achieving new economic and social benefits by creating new opportunities for trade and employment.


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