The greater Accra Region is to foster deeper relationship with the Shandon Province of the Republic of China to spice up the regional economy and advance development within the coming year.
According to the Regional Minister, Hon Ishmael Ashittey, the collaboration will be in areas of information, communication and technology (ICT), Finance, education, telecommunication, tourism and arts, agriculture and waste management.
He made the announcement on weekday once the Deputy Governor of Shandon, Madam Ren Airong, paid a courtesy call on him at his office in capital of Ghana as part of a two-day visit to the country.
It was premised on an earlier visit by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the Province earlier this year to solicit investor support to the Region and country on at large. .
The Minister pointed out the many socio-economic opportunities that existed within the country noting that “though we don’t seem to be in a position yet to present you something tangible we assure you that when your investors come here, they will also benefit.”
He hoped that positive fruits borne over the years as a result of the long standing ties between Republic of Ghana and China would perk up as both cities chart a brand new path.
“The individuals of Shandon are well involved in the Fishing sector particularly in areas around Tema and its surroundings as well as other sectors across the country and that we hope that our inter-city collaboration can see a lot of investors from your Province,” he declared.
Madam Airong who was accompanied by a high powered delegation together with the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang observed the prospects within the Ghanaian economy “particularly in greater Accra where many Shandon firms have established businesses.”
She said the Province of Shandon at present contributed about $ 1.2 trillion of China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and hoped to extend the figures through investment opportunities within the region.
“China and Africa are joining hands to create a common future and energies our friendship for our mutual benefit and having deepened our understanding of the prospects and challenges of Accra, we hope to encourage a lot of investors here for feasibility studies,” she stressed.