On 24th June, 2020, Ghana’s Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and UK Minister for Africa, Mr James Duddridge, co-facilitated the UK-Ghana Business Council Lite, to examine economic turn of events, job creation, trade and investment.
The meeting was held in a virtual mode and was attended by several officials including: Mr Iain Walker, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK, and Mr Adam Afriyie, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana and Guinea.
The virtual meeting follows the accomplishment of the UK Africa Investment Summit where UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed trade and investment openings in Ghana with Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
This was to deepen the partnership between the UK and Ghana to help Ghana’s monetary recuperation in the wake of COVID-19. It additionally accentuated the help to Ghana’s desire to move past guide by making jobs, boosting growth and driving its enormous monetary potential.
Regardless of the pandemic, Ghana stays at the cutting edge of the UK’s trade relationships with African countries, as UK’s organizations have assumed a good role in the COVID-19 reaction.
Unilever, as a team with the UK government, also declared a £100 million partnership on Wednesday 24th, June, 2020 to promote good cleanliness for more than 1 billion people and a large number of individuals in Ghana.
The UK keeps on putting resources into Ghana’s monetary potential; as development would before long start on two UK Export financed medical clinics in Koforidua and Kumasi.
Financing and training has been given to 62 agribusinesses to improve food security, with three Ghanaian organizations being bolstered to produce prescriptions and Personal Protective Equipment.
A statement by the UK stated that, the latter and Ghana’s partnership was an open door for both countries to expand on and talk about the accomplishments and desire of the UK Africa Investment held in London in January.
The Summit established the system for new organizations between the UK and African countries dependent on trade, investment, shared values and common interest.
Billions of pounds of new plug bargains were reported featuring the quality of the UK’s offer and existing relationship with Africa.
The statement further said that, in Ghana the Summit prompted further interest in a program ‘SheTrades’ guaranteeing that female business visionaries can get to trading opportunities.
The UK is focused on ensuring the drawn out achievement of Ghana in spite of coronavirus.
They declared a further package of help for the nation’s pharmaceutical industry that would see the UK contributing up to £450,000 to help the division to create basic clinical supplies and to recuperate in the wake of coronavirus.
They have additionally financed the training for more than 2,000 health laborers, clinical equipment for 326 wellbeing facilities in Ghana to 5.4million individuals.