Ghana is expected to export raw materials to feed Thailand’s jewelry industry which is worth about 15 billion US dollar.
This came to light during the first Ghana – Thailand Senior Officials Meeting which was held in Accra as part of moves to effectively promote cooperation between the two countries.
Speaking at the event, Director General, Department of South Asia, Middle East and African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Jesda Katavetin also indicated that his country is interested in investing in Ghana’s agric sector since Thailand is abound in agriculture.
Mr. Katavetin further stressed that Thai’s Small and Medium Enterprises will be engaging in Ghana’s SME’s sector in furtherance of the economic cooperation between the two countries.
For his part, Supervising Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ambassador Sammie Eddicco said the deliberation between the two countries will focus on Cooperation in Agriculture, Trade, Investment and Financial Cooperation and Cooperation in Education.
Ambassador Eddicco also used the opportunity to outline government’s industrialization programme with focus on One District, One Factory and modernization of agriculture dubbed “Planting for Food and Jobs.
He further stressed on government’s Transformation Agenda, which is “Ghana beyond Aid” indicating that “the vision of Ghana beyond Aid is to build a wealthy, inclusive sustainable, empowered and resilient Ghana that is in charge of her economic destiny.”
“A transformed Ghana that is prosperous enough to be beyond needing aid and that engages competitively with the rest of the world through trade and investment. Ghana is therefore desirous of taping into the experiences and best practices of Thailand in order to benefit from the experiences and transfer of technology that will guide its development efforts,” he explained.
Meanwhile Ghana and Thailand have expressed resolve to working together to effectively push through for the operationalization of their commitments to mutually benefit the two countries.
Story By: Henry George Martinson/radiogoldlive.com