Vice president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has extended Ghana’s gratitude to China for their contribution to social-economic development in Ghana.
He said there is the need for more Chinese enterprises to come in and invest in the country, especially in the private sector, in order to also contribute to the financial sector investment by opening banks in Ghana and also help to provide credit facilities for traders who trade with them in Ghana.
He made the statement on Wednesday when a delegation led by the Special Envoy on Africa China Cooperation Zhou Yuxiao called on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
Amissah-Arthur said most of the time the Chinese are always found in the construction sector and trading but there is the need for them to look elsewhere since there are huge investment opportunities in Ghana.
He said Ghana has made great contributions to the liberation movement of Africa and has enjoyed a special status in Africa, adding that China and Ghana have enjoyed long-term traditional friendship that withstood the tests of time.
He called for the strengthening of relations between Ghana and China because 55 years of a friendship has so far been very progressive, citing the number of investments that they have made in “our economy.”
On his part, Yuxiao extended warn greetings from the President of the People’s Republic of China and expressed “joy and satisfaction at being and feeling at home in Ghana.”
He indicated that he was in Ghana for some purposes “to share notes and views on Ghana-China relations and plans for the future; get opinion on how China could do better with the FOCAC initiative; and to consult and exchange view on international matters with emphasis on the United Nations and officially to inform government of the upcoming summit to be held in South Africa later in the year.”