Ghana eyes BRI for boosting major infrastructure development: official

ACCRA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Ghana's eyes are firmly fixed on the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to achieve a major part of its infrastructure development objectives, chief executive officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Yoofi Grant told Xinhua.


Photo taken on Nov. 6, 2015 shows a view of the refurbished parliamentary office in Accra, capital of Ghana. (Photos: Xinhua)

Grant, who made the remarks on Monday during the announcement of the 2019 China Trade Week (CTW) to be held next month, added that China's notion of developing trade lines along infrastructure was important for Ghana, which is strategic about it.

Grant said he was confident that as the government embarks on the "Ghana beyond Aid" agenda, China will become a willing partner in achieving major railway, road network, and port developments.

Speaking about the CTW, Grant pointed out that China is not only Ghana's largest trading partner but also the largest provider of Foreign Direct Investment in terms of the number of investments.

Zahoor Ahmed, International Events Director of MIE Groups, organizers of the CTW, said the fair had been creating partnerships between Chinese manufacturers and Ghanaian businessmen.

Cover image: Ghanaian students fill out forms at the campus recruitment fair organized by the Confucius Institute of the University of Ghana in Ghana's capital Accra on Feb. 28, 2018. This year's fair opened at the University of Ghana on Wednesday.