A delegation of French investors will begin a five day visit to Ghana from Monday 8th of February to Saturday 13th February, 2016 to explore business opportunities in country.
The delegation will seek to explore areas of potential investment particularly in agro-business, hospitality and tourism, ICT, education, healthcare, packaging for export , pharmaceuticals , energy, waste management and infrastructure.
Their visit follows a series of meetings held between a group of Ghanaian corporate, municipal and academic delegates and their Paris and Bordeaux counterparts during President John Dramani Mahama’s official visit to France in 2015.
CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Mawuena Trebah whose outfit is coordinating the trip tells Citi Business News the investors will also focus on key areas including power and agric.
‘‘One of the things that we will be looking to tap into in terms of French expertise is in our cocoa industry. We’ve already seen some of that impact that has a very strong relationship with France in terms of business. But we are going to be taking them to interact with the Cocoa Research Institute and look at some of the products that have been developed and the different ways we can translate them into.
We are very excited about very high level delegation from NG, they are the largest power company in France who are currently as I speak meeting with the ECG, the Ministry of Power and to also look at ways in which they can participate in investment In the power sector’’.
The delegation which is led by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Municipal Council of Bordeaux, France will also follow up on partnerships formed amongst delegates and institutions in order to facilitate concrete outcomes and agreements on the private sector, academic and municipal levels.