The British Higher Commission and Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) less than the framework of the United kingdom- Ghana Company Council conference will jointly host the initially regional discussion board in Kumasi.
This is to build a shared understanding of priorities on financial growth, job generation, trade and investment on July 2.
This conference in Kumasi, a initial of several throughout Ghana, will be co-chaired by the British Substantial Commissioner to Ghana Iain Walker and the Honourable Osei Assibey Antwi, the Mayor of Kumasi.
The Uk and Ghana governing administration both of those recognise the relevance of regional perspectives from all around Ghana including the Ashanti location to feed into the function of the wider British isles-Ghana Business enterprise Council.
The forum will prioritise infrastructure, agriculture/agro-processing and industrialisation and discover alternatives in these sectors for the British isles to do a lot more in Kumasi and the Ashanti area.
The United kingdom has already manufactured a important affect in the Ashanti region, most not long ago the modernisation and growth of Kumasi Market, the enlargement of Kumasi airport and development of Bekwai Healthcare facility – all supported by £130 million value of Uk Export Finance.
Through the two-day take a look at to Kumasi, the British Significant Commissioner will pay a courtesy simply call on His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace to examine the outcomes of the UKGBC Regional Forum and to recognize locations of even more collaboration.
The Substantial Commissioner and his delegation will visit Guinness Ghana, a lengthy-term British isles trader and a leading employer in Kumasi, which is utilizing far more Ghanaian uncooked resources in its manufacturing lines.
Talking ahead of the regional discussion board, the British Higher Commissioner to Ghana Iain Walker explained, “I am delighted to co-host the to start with UKGBC Regional Discussion board alongside the Mayor of Kumasi.
“It is interesting to know that a lot less than a year given that the launch of the United kingdom-Ghana Enterprise Council with Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, we are getting realistic ways to broaden our engagement from governing administration-to-authorities to the regional and municipal degree.”
The ambassador explained with Kumasi often referred to as Ghana’s second metropolis, his intention is to “support its ambition to turn into a top industrial hub in the region to make certain that the historic Anglo-Ashanti romance is providing prosperity in just the location for generations to come”.
The Mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assiby Antwi stated, “Internet hosting the initial Uk-Ghana Organization Council regional Discussion board in Kumasi is an fantastic prospect for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly. The city of Kumasi and its adjoining municipalities are endowed with many viable expenditure alternatives.
“The Assembly, so, sees this discussion board as a platform to job its opportunity expenditure avenues to woo potential buyers from the international community to spend and companion the metropolis to build “Ghana Outside of Help”.