THE South African business people who arrived in Ghana on Tuesday say they are confident that they will be able to explore the trade and investment opportunities in the West African country successfully.
The business people are part of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Ghana funded by the South African Trade and Industry Department through its export marketing and investment assistance scheme. The mission is comprise of a trade and investment seminar, business-to-business meetings and site visits.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said the mission is part of South Africa’s economic strategy for Africa, which is characterised by an outward investment-led trade approach which will result in two-way trade and investment that will benefit both South Africa and its trading partners.
The Managing Director of the Eastern Cape manufacturing company, AET Africa, Sandiswa Qayi, said she was in Ghana with the aim of finding a market for her energy efficiency products.
‘My objective for going to Ghana is to secure a market there for our energy efficiency products as well as possible investments and strategic partnerships to penetrate the Ghanaian market. We have learnt that Ghana is also looking for energy efficiency products and the two inventions that we are taking to Ghana are suitable for the African market,’ Qayi said.