Ghanaians To Be Recruited As Trade Advisors For Chinese Investors

Mr. SaameThe  Ghana Embassy in China is to recruit Ghanaian students who have completed their studies in China, as trade advisors to Chinese wishing to invest in Ghana, Mr. Gogu Alfred Saame, Acting Head of Mission, has disclosed.

This move, he explained, would help prevent unsuspecting Chinese businessmen from being swindled by people who lure them into business in Ghana.

Mr. Saame said this when he met some Ghanaian media practitioners who attended a three-week seminar in China.

The programme, organised by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, sought to equip the participants with the necessary managerial experience and practical techniques for accelerated development in their various establishments.

Mr. Saame said trade between the two countries had risen from two billion dollars to five billion dollars within two years hence the need to put in place strategic mechanisms to build trust towards promoting trade and investment.

“China is the world’s second largest economy, as such Chinese businesses must be given that assurance that their attempt to invest in Ghana would not cause a rift between the two countries,” he said.

Mr. Saame said the trade advisors, after their recruitment, would be trained and given specific roles in the provinces, to educate the businessmen on the investment policies and laws existing in Ghana, in order to safeguard their investment.

As a first step, he said the chancery would open a new trade mission at Guangzhou City, the industrial hub of China, so as to bridge the trade imbalance between the two countries.

“Guangzhou City is the industrial zone of China, so by opening a trade mission we would help both Ghanaians and the Chinese businesses to get access to information that would promote their activities,” Mr. Saame said.

He said that “Ghana is a very influential market for the Chinese industrial sector and there is the need to create an enabling environment for businesses to flourish”. By Lawrence Akpalu, back from Beijing, China



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