GHANA TO PARTICIPATE IN AFRICA-SINGAPORE BUSINESS FORUM

ACCRA, The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) will lead a 50 member business delegation to this year’s Africa-Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) to be held in the Asian financial hum on Aug 28 and 29, says GIPC Chief Executive Officer Yofi Grant.

He disclosed this when Ian Lee, the Regional Director of Enterprise Singapore for the Middle East and Africa, called on him here Thursday. Lee is in Accra on behalf of the organizers to invite Grant to address this year’s forum and sell Ghana’s investments and trade opportunities to the world.

Grant recalled that Ghana and Singapore had enjoyed good bilateral relations for many years and officials from the two countries continue to co-operate in many areas of mutual benefits, including capacity-building and training, education and economic policy-making.

The ASBF, which would be organized by Enterprise Singapore, seeks to bring together close to over 2,000 businesses and government leaders from 30 countries. Participants are expected to develop opportunities and partnerships between Africa and Asia.

Grant noted that as at the end of March 2018, the centre had registered 42 projects from Singapore with an estimated value of 1.5 billion US dollars. Ghana stood the chance of networking with over 500 business leaders from top companies in Singapore at the forum, he added.

During the meeting, Ghanaian businesses would have the opportunity to interact on one on one basis as well as listen to top minds from public and the private sector, he added.

Grant noted that Singapore was one of the top notch countries in the manufacturing of chocolates and with Ghana being one of the major cocoa producing countries, Ghana stood the chance of benefiting from Singapore in that respect.

Source: NAM News Network

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