Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, on Monday called for greater collaboration between India and Africa.
Vice president Amissah-Arthur made the call when he addressed the opening session of a two-day investment summit in New Delhi, India.
The summit dubbed the “11th Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) EXIM Bank Conclave on Indian-African Project Partnership”, is said to be the single largest gathering of Indian industry players with their African counterparts under the auspices of both the Indian EXIM Bank and the CII.
A statement signed by a Presidential Staffer James Agyenim-Boateng and copied to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, (GBC) said the summit is focusing on agriculture and agro-processing, power, skills development and other sectors targeted for support under the improved Indian Government Lines of Credit to developing countries.
According to the statement, Vice President Amissah-Arthur, Addressing participants, pointed out that India and Africa have to further deepen economic cooperation for the mutual benefit of their people.
“We believe that India understands and appreciates the structure of our economies and our principles. That is why we are optimistic that enhancing economic relations with India will be more responsive to our call for the creation of a more inter-related stability and security that is required to get rid of short-term volatility and longer-term uncertainty”, he said.
In the statement, Mr. Amissah-Arthur said Ghana seeks to build a prosperous society in a growing democracy with a vibrant press.
It further said Vice President Amissah-Arthur also touted the country’s enviable record of political and social stability in the West African sub-region, whilst emphasising, “Ghana has a competent and easily trainable workforce”.
“Ghana is a great location for reaching out to the 300 million people in the ECOWAS. Our doors are open to Indian investors and we look forward to doing business with you. Ghana is open for business”, the Vice President added.
In 2015, India was the second in terms of the number of investment projects registered by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and the ninth in terms of value.