Ghana to host regional headquarters of Chinese IT giant

Ghana has been chosen by China’s leading cloud computing company, Inspur Group Co. Ltd, to host its regional headquarters in West Africa.

The decision, according to Mr Peter Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inspur Group, the second largest in China’s Information Technology industry, was because of the impressive economic outlook, and the enabling business, political and peaceful climate in the country.

Mr Sun disclosed this on Wednesday when his company called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the sidelines of the Ghana-Shangdong Business Conference, which was held in Jinan, Shangdong Province.

Inspur, currently has a 57% per cent share of global sales in the Artificial Intelligence server field, is the fastest growing server vendor in the world, and holds the biggest market share for the sale of servers in China.

In addition to establishing its regional headquarters in Ghana, 10 Ghanaian students would be selected and offered internship programmes with the company, and trained to take up jobs in the company’s operations in Ghana and West Africa.

The Inspur CEO further indicated that the company could invite to China, every year, 30 officials from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, to be trained in the fields of cloud computing and data technology.

He said the company was ready to assist Ghana in the fields of revenue mobilisation and green development, “a real estate development concept that carefully considers social and environmental impacts of development.”

President Akufo-Addo on his part noted “the matters you are interested in green development, mobilisation of tax revenues, and the establishment of your West African Headquarters in Ghana are important matters for us.”

“It will be very good for our country to be involved with major global companies like yours, as it will expose us to the best practices in the industry,” he said.

The President described Inspur’s decision to establish its West Africa regional headquarters in Ghana as an excellent one, because “Ghana is a stable country, our economy is picking up very rapidly, and so it is a good base not just for Ghana but also for West Africa.”

He assured the company of the safety of their investment in Ghana, stressing that “we encourage foreign investment in our country. So, as a base for doing business in West Africa, Ghana is ideal, and it will be a win-win situation for us all.”

Source: GNA

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