Belgium trade delegation explores investment opportunities in Ghana

A 30-member Belgium trade delegation will explore business and investment opportunities in Ghana between December 4 and 8, 2021.

The delegation will include Belgian companies, business leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and experts from various fields.

The sectors are Transport (infrastructure and service; harbours, airports, waterways, railway), ICT, Telecommunication, Agriculture, Construction (urban development; civil engineering) and logistics.

The rest are Education, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Cosmeceuticals, Food Industry and healthcare, Energy (renewable/oil & gas), manufacturing, Mining, Consulting, Water and Sanitation.

A statement issued by the organisers said the delegation would meet selected local businesses as part of the activities for the Belgium-Ghana Economic and Trade Mission 2021.

The event is under the auspices of the Belgium Embassy working with Flanders Investment and Trade, Wallonia and Hub Brussels, the official trade and economic partners of the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It said representatives of authorities from both countries would have the opportunity to discuss Belgium-Ghana partnerships, trade and investment.

“Opportunities for both business to government and business to business meetings and matchings will take place during the period,” it said.

 The statement said at the business conference on December 6 and 7 the delegation would meet representatives of the government and the private sector to understand the Ghanaian market, the challenges and the investment opportunities in the country.

It said the Belgian companies were also available to meet local businesses.

Mr Johan Malin, the Head of the delegation, Department of International Trade; Flemish government, noted that, “Ghana’s private sector plays an instrumental role in national development,” and that it was contributing significantly to Ghana’s industrialisation agenda.

He said Ghana, home to the Administrative Headquarters of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA), had great value and opportunities to offer Belgian companies, which “we believe will lead to successful partnerships, further deepening the economic cooperation between Ghana and Belgium.” GNA

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