Ghana's First Lady inaugurates Ghana's first AGI liaison office in China
| Updated Nov 24, 2017 at 3:55pm
Ghana's First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has inaugurated Ghana's first Association of Ghana Industries, AGI liaison office in China.
The opening of the AGI office which was facilitated by the Belt and Road Collaborative Innovative Centre (BRCIC) of China is expected to boost Chinese investment in Ghana especially towards the One-District-One Factory program.
In her remarks, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo said the opening of the office is a testimony to the good relations between the two countries and is confident the initiative would increase business cooperation between Ghana and China.
The President of the AGI, James Asare Adjaye, in his welcome address noted that opening of the liaison office is part of the Association’s efforts to support Ghana´s Industrialization agenda.
He noted that currently the AGI with government’s support has arranged a two billion dollar turn key financial facility from the Chinese National Building Materials Company (CNBM) to support Ghanaian businesses that would operate under the one District one factory initiative.
The Chairperson of BRCIC, Ms. Zhang Lu, commended Ghana for being the first country to open a liaison office under the initiative and pledged to support the office to be successful.
The First Lady is in China as part of an eight-day visit to various parts of the country together with female business entrepreneurs from the manufacturing, cosmetic, agriculture, garments and textile and construction industries.