We are ready to do business with Nigeria – Ghana’s Trade Minister

The Ghanaian Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah, says Ghana is committed to resolving complaints of Nigerians not being given fair trading opportunities in their market.
Ahenkorah, who stated this on Tuesday in Lagos, during the Ghana Export Promotion Council Special Day held as part of activities at the ongoing 2017 Lagos International Trade Fair, observed that there was no need for animosity between both countries, as they are brothers.
The Deputy Minister said a Committee from both nations had been formed to resolve the issues speedily.
According to him, both countries need to strengthen trade relations and evolve innovative transactions that transcend blocs to boost mutually beneficial economic relations.
“It is important that we trade among each other to enhance our economies.
“We in Ghana are ready to do business with Nigeria and we hope Nigerians would do business with us because we see Nigeria as our big brother.
“When we see trade restrictions coming from our senior brother, it kills our pride and joy,” he said.
Nike Akande, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), said there was need for West African countries to work toward the achievement of more efficient ports that would facilitate trade among the economies in Sub-Saharan economic bloc.
Akande commended Ghana Export Promotion Council for promoting trade between Nigeria and Ghana, pointing out that robust trade and diplomatic relations between both countries spans decades.
She noted that the Council’s export promotion has positively impacted intra-African trade, especially within the West African coast.

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