Ghana and Malta on Thursday explored opportunities and partnerships in business and trade.

At the Ghana-Trade Malta Business Forum in Accra, both sides discussed how businesses could take advantage of existing opportunities in each other’s country and at the state-to-state level, to consolidate bilateral cooperation and attract investments.

Addressing the forum, Ghana’s Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia said Ghana was pursuing sound macroeconomic policies that would create a stable, predictable, and fluid business environment.

He said his country was cutting the red-tape involved in doing business as part of its strategy of building a business-friendly economy, including at the ports.

He said Ghana was confident that Maltese investors would find the West African country a welcoming home and place to do business and especially as a base to invest in the rest of Africa.

Bawumia urged Ghanaian businesses to position themselves and take advantage of the Maltese government’s gesture to expand markets for their goods and services.

“I have no doubt that our governments, and the private sectors in Ghana and Malta will provide the platform for an enhanced economic partnership that will expand to the wider West Africa regional market of over 300 million people and that of the EU market for diversified products and services from Ghanaian businesses,” Bawumia said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/