A Gambian Export and Investment Delegation on Thursday, 15th December, 2022, paid a courtesy call on the Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM) at the Bank’s headquarters at the Africa Trade House in Accra.
The Bank’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for Finance and Administration, Mrs. Nana Akyaa Obeng-Adiyiah, received the delegation on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam.
The Delegation included Mr. Hassan Gaye, the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Industry, Investment and Employment of the Republic of Gambia, Mr. Ousainou Senghore, Chief Executive Officer of the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GiEPA), Mr. Baboucarr Camara, Communications Manager of GiEPA, and Mr. Omar K. Jammeh, Business and Export Development Officer of GiEPA.
The courtesy call was a follow up to a study tour to GEXIM by some officials of GiEPA and representatives of the Gambian Ministry of Finance undertaken on Thursday, 1st December 2022 to get a deeper insight into the Bank’s operation and its innovative approaches at championing the Government of Ghana’s agenda to transform the Ghanaian economy into an export-led-one.
Receiving the Delegation, Mrs. Nana Akyaa Obeng-Adiyiah expressed the Bank’s willingness to collaborate with the Government of Gambia and GiEPA through various programmes of mutual interest.
“We are excited you have selected GEXIM as one of the key Ghanaian institutions to have closer collaborations with as a result of the various success stories from our innovative initiatives in helping Ghanaian businesses as well as our pivotal role in championing the repositioning of the Ghanaian economy into an export led one. We are looking forward to further engagement leading to collaboration on several levels for mutual benefit”, she added.
On his part, Mr. Hassan Gaye highlighted the need for deepening collaboration between the two governments for the benefit of its citizens. “It is also very important for government agencies and departments of the two countries to explore areas for increased efforts in promoting trade between the two countries under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) , which presents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, and develop their economies”, he further added.
The Gambian Delegation later visited the GEXIM Made-In-Ghana shop (MiG Town), located at the ground floor of Africa Trade House in Accra.
The GEXIM MiG Town is an outlet that stocks assorted, innovative and well packaged Made-In-Ghana products including food and ingredients, beverages, skin and beauty care products, textiles, apparel, garments, leather footwear and slippers and many others.