Portuguese business delegation explores Ghana

portuguese-business-delegationA Portuguese business delegation arrived in Ghana, on Wednesday for a three-day visit to explore partnership and business opportunities in the local market.

The entrepreneurs are engaged in various public and European project promotions, regarding cooperation and development opportunities between Portuguese and foreign companies, in collaboration with CH Business Consulting, Portugal and GP Business Associates in Ghana.

The Mission Leader, Santarém’s Chamber of Commerce is Mr João Salvador; Mission Manager CH Business Consulting, Portugal, Mr Carlos Lacerda; and Mission Manager, GP Business Associates Ghana, Mr Nicholas Frimpong.

The delegation, which comprises six companies would establish contacts with potential sales agents, importers, distributors, retailers and introduce them into the Ghanaian markets.

The potential partner company profiles include trucks and rolling material traders/importers, logistics operators and transporters, importers of spare parts and used trucks and transport operators.

Mr Lacerda said that Portugal is a country made up of 10 million people with a very dynamic economy, and 23,000 Portuguese companies are engaged in more than 10 million dollars export deals.

The rationale behind their visit, he said, is the resilience of Ghana’s economy including an impressive GDP.

He said Ghana is an alternative new destination to Angola where Portugal had done business for a long time, and unlike Ghana which has a diversified economy, Angola is concentrated on the oil and gas industry and the prospects for the economy are dwindling.

Mr Lacerda said besides that Ghana is better organised and is a safe country to invest in.

Source: GNA

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