Chinese envoy to Ghana Sun Baohong urged Ghanaian authorities here on Thursday to emulate the Chinese industry competitive capacity in their quest to achieve industrialization.


This approach, she said, would assist Ghana in its current efforts to transform the economy into an export-led one.

The Ambassador Plenipotentiary gave this advice in her keynote speech during the final round of the 2015 ENACTUS Ghana national competitions.

?Now, Ghana is pursuing industrialization and export-oriented strategy. Taking over competitive industry capacity from China can complement Ghana?s ?Inner-growth? approach, revitalize its manufacturing sector, buttress the backbone of and risk-resistant capacity of Ghana?s economy, and reduce the trade deficit with China.

She alluded to the friendly relations that had exists between Ghana and China over the past 55 years, adding that China considered Ghana as an important partner in its quest to establish an industrial and equipment manufacturing cooperation with African countries.

?We are ready to strengthen cooperation with Ghana on a win-win basis and implement more projects conforming to Ghana?s needs. Ghana is endowed with a highly open market, well-educated workforce, geographical advantage and a relatively good foundation for development.?

She disclosed that the value of China-Ghana bilateral trade hit 5.6 billion U.S. dollars last year with Ghana?s export to China reaching 1.4 billion dollars, with 3,400 self-financing Ghanaians undertaking studies in China?s institutions, making Ghana number one in Africa.

China has become an important destination of tourism, overseas study and business for Ghanaian people.
She urged the Ghanaian Enactus team to win this year?s competition to be prepared to meet the Chinese champions.

?Last May, the Enactus team from Jinan University became the champions in the national competition with the ?green project? which turns kitchen waste into organic fertilizer.

?I would like to inform in advance the Champion of Ghana that the Chinese team is waiting for you in South Africa. I also wish the Enactus team representing Ghana good luck in 2015 South Africa World Cup,? Sun added.
Comfort Kwarteng, representative of the Enactus national board, urged the participating institutions to keep the ENACTUS flame ablaze.

?Your participation is strengthening our vision to be a catalyst for the development of leaders who will create a better world through business.?

In all, nine tertiary institutions participated, but only four qualified for the national finals.

Michael Ogbodu, an Accounting student of the University of Management Studies in the Ghanaian capital said the competition had instilled the discipline of applying knowledge acquired in the classroom into fruitful projects.

?It?s been very tough and challenging also. But I believe in all it has given us students, the platforms to solve various social issues with textbook knowledge we learned from the classroom and make a difference in our world.,? he stated. Enditem.


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