Chief advises companies to seek long term partners


Togbe Afede XIV, the Board Chairman of the World Trade Centre, Accra has urged Ghanaian companies embarking on a trade and investment mission to Turkey to highlight the operations of their businesses to attract investors.

He encouraged the companies to convince prospective business partners in Turkey for long-term relationships.

The Board Chairman gave the advice, on Wednesday, at a programme in Accra, for the companies to acquaint themselves with the culture and engagements of the Turkish Government.

The World Trade Centre, Accra, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, and the Embassy of Turkey, in Accra, are facilitating the five-day trip for 12 Ghanaian companies.

The mission to Turkey would provide avenue for the Ghanaian companies to interact with entrepreneurs for business opportunities in both countries.

The companies include Deliman Group, Menjes Group, Unibank Ghana Limited, Rubatch Enterprise, ET Legacy Farms, Dosonec Limited, Korpha Trends, Klucky Enterprise and Powertec Ventures.

The rest are Appex Shipping, SL Limited and SAS Finance and Akoa Limited.

Togbe Afede said the Centre had organised successful trade missions to Brazil, the United States of America, Italy and Qatar, for Ghanaian companies to exhibit their products for business opportunities and investments.

Mrs Nesrin Bayazit, Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, commended the companies for the trip, saying that the engagement would strengthen the collaboration between the two countries to explore business opportunities and trade investment.

She said for a decade Turkey’s Gross Domestic Product has been growing at an average annual rate of 4.7 per cent with more than 800.000 billion dollars in 2014.

The World Trade Centre, Accra, is a member of the prestigious World Trade Centre Association in New York, a global network, which provides business people, services, and facilities for easy and faster international trade.