Pakistan expects to earn foreign exchange from Ghana by exporting manpower to the country, news reports from Islamabad citing a press release have cited the Honorary Consul General of Ghana in Pakistan, Dr Shahid Rasheed Butt as saying.
Dr. Butt said Ghana is in need of experts in every field, describing the situation as a ‘golden opportunity’.
Pakistan could earn hefty foreign exchange by exporting manpower to Ghana, and the country offered numerous business opportunities for the business community, he indicated.
“Ghana is developing at a fast pace and its GDP growth is impressive, therefore it is in need of experts in every field, which is a golden opportunity for Pakistan,” he said.
According to Dr. Butt, bilateral relations between Ghana and Pakistan are getting better as cooperation in various fields is increasing.
He also pointed out that many Pakistani companies have started business with Ghana where investment policies are as good and liberal as in Pakistan.
He said Ghana’s economy has a diverse and rich resource base, including manufacturing and export of digital technology, automotive and ship construction and resources such as hydrocarbons and industrial minerals, which have given Ghana one of the highest GDP per capita in West Africa.
According to the release, Dr. Butt was speaking during a meeting with the Executive Director of COMSATS, Junaid Zaidi.
Zaidi and other officials said that both countries are also cooperating in the fields of science, technology and defence.
He added that Ghana has been elected chairman of COMSATS therefore they are seeking increased cooperation with the government.
“We have planned to take a delegation to Ghana soon to further cement the ties,” Zaidi was quoted as saying.
Ghana has had a long term bilateral relations with Pakistan. For 22 years Ghana had the office of the Honorary Consul General in that country, until recently when an Ambassador was appointed. Ghana intends to upgrade the mission to an Embassy.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi