Leading French sports equipment and sportswear company Decathlon has opened its first shop in Ghana.
The company which is helping to develop global sport and industry, operates in more than 50 countries with over 1200 stores providing sport goods in more than 70 sports disciplines.
“I welcome Decathlon’s development prospects in Ghana which ties into the government’s “one district, one factory” project,” Alan Kwandwo Kyerematen, Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry said.
The opening echoes France’s bid for the 2024 Olympics and is in appreciation of the progress the West African nation has made in the last six decades.
The French Ambassador to Ghana François Pujolas said the company will create employment as well as develop added value in Ghana.
Decathlon plans on opening more than 50 stores and factories across Ghana with the aim of locally producing the majority of what will be sold in their shops.
The first Decathlon store in Ghana, the biggest in West Africa, is located at the Junction Shopping Mall, Nungua in Accra.