More than 50 companies from the UK are expected to participate in this year’s UK-Ghana Investment Summit slated for Accra on October 15 and 16 to discuss opportunities in Ghana with governmental and private sector partners.
The investment summit, which will have President Akufo-Addo as the special guest of honour, will also be attended by the UK Minister for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Fairhead.
The summit is being organised collaboratively between the UK Government, the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC), the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ghana Investment Promotion Council.
A press statement by the British High Commission in Accra said the summit would hold high-level discussions on trade and investment to further nearly £1bn of trade and foreign direct investments (FDIs) opportunities currently under consideration in the infrastructural, industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Along with the investment summit, the UK and Ghana have also established a new bi-annual ministerial dialogue known as the UK-Ghana Business Council which meets for the first time this week and will be hosted by Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the UK Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin.
Similarly, the statement said, the government of Ghana and the UK had launched a new strategic partnership focused on economic development, job creation, investment and trade.
This new strategic partnership signals a step change in UK-Ghana trading relationship, one that builds on common values and equally shared goals.