Ghana sets up Trade Dept. in China

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, has reiterated government’s commitment to strengthening the ties between Ghana and China.

He said consequently, government has set up a Trade Department in China to help facilitate trade between the two countries.

Mr. Iddrisu said these when the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Ms. Sun Baohong, paid a courtesy call on him on Tuesday in Accra.

He noted that over the years, the relationship between the two countries has grown tremendously with trade being a major focus.

He, however, urged the government of China to channel some of their investments into light manufacturing such as value addition to primary goods.

According to him, that will create jobs for the youth and also minimize unemployment in the country.

Mr. Iddrisu also said that the periphery of the Tamale Airport needed to be developed, and government would partner with private entities to achieve that.

Ms. Baohong said that Ghana’s direct investment has increased to 65 per cent and bilateral trade has also increased by 30 per cent.

The figures, she said, were promising and could lead to economic transformation and consequently improve the lives of the Ghanaians.

Ms Baohong said that she has advised Chinese working in Ghana to employ more local people, adding thatChinese recycling project was operating at Tema.

By Times Reporter

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