Ghana remains a very attractive destination for Indian businesses and a gateway to Africa, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has observed.
Susnato Sen, Head of the Africa Region and Senior Director of the FIICCI, made the declaration when he led a group of FICCI members to meet the Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, at the Flagstaff House on Wednesday, where he said Indian businesses were ready to invest more into the country.
“Ghana is a very attractive destination for us, because of your long history of stability and the business climate here. Stability is crucial for us, and we are happy to hold this expo here to interact with our Ghanaian counterparts and explore business opportunities,” Mr Sen indicated.
The team is in Ghana as part of a three-day exposition dubbed “Namaskar 2017” which aims to brand India as a leading economic player and partner of the West African region and boost two-way trade.
It is being organised by the FICCI in collaboration with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), with over 60 Indian companies in attendance.
According to Mr Sen, the expo will help facilitate Indian investments into Ghana and neighbouring West African countries, create awareness about best Indian technologies and products in the region as well as explore opportunities offered by the region.
Some activities lined up for the event include a business forum as well as a two-day exhibition on agriculture and food processing, construction, power, technology and textiles, and education.
“Successful regional shows have already been held in the central and southern regions of Africa. ‘Namaskar Africa’ in Ghana focuses on the West Africa regional bloc,” Mr Sen said, adding that Ghana is the focus country with participation expected from neighbouring countries like Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra-Leone and Togo.