The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) Chief Executive Officer CEO, Rosie Glazebrook, has paid a two day working visit to Ghana.
Glazebrook was in the country to engage with existing Strategic Partners and ministerial contacts.
The visit is her third time in Ghana since 1995 when she first visit.
The organisation Rosie Glazebrook indicated, worked across 56 countries of the Commonwealth which are independent network of nations where there were huge opportunities to share expertise, trade and investment opportunities.
Africa she stated, have huge important market and the organization is determined to support businesses.
The Chairman of CWEIC Ghana office, Mr. Gabby Otchere-Darko on his part said they are proud to be part of the exiting organization with over 2.4 billion people across 56 countries with GDP of 15 trillion US Dollars.
He revealed that, in the era where Africa is getting together within the Africa Continental Free Trade area, it have become imperative to leverage our history, tradition, culture and business relations with 55 other Commonwealth countries and leverage Ghana’s own position, vision and ambition as a country that wants prosperity within Ghana, within the continent and add value to what we produce and find bigger market where we can trade what we have and also received what they can add to our economy.
CWEIC is the Commonwealth’s business organisation and works under a mandate from Commonwealth Heads of Government to deliver the biannual Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF), which runs alongside the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
CWEIC operates across the Commonwealth to strengthen trade and investment links between its fifty-six member states.
It works alongside around 150 business and government Strategic Partners to build connections and unlock investment opportunities and has relationships with globally recognised names such as Zenith Bank, Standard Chartered, and BP.
The upcoming Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit, is set to take place in London in late November, 2023.
CWEIC would host world-class speakers for a panel on ‘The Africa Opportunity’, highlighting the continent’s ever-growing possibilities. A number of ministerial and business delegates from across the continent would also be in attendance, bringing together the Commonwealth network and demonstrating its practical value.
The Commonwealth, and CWEIC in particular, recognises Africa’s potential, and understands that Ghana has a key part to play in converting that potential into tangible growth. The country’s reputation as an oasis of relative stability in West Africa is a draw for businesses, a fact which would only be compounded as Accra emerges as the site of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement HQ.
Looking ahead, the 2024 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, which woun take place in Samoa, would be an excellent platform from which to continue this momentum – the Commonwealth Business Forum would no doubt benefit from a strong Ghanaian contingent.
Ghanaian businesses are entreated seize the opportunities of the country’s Commonwealth membership, making the most of a ready-made network that can connect them to new partners in some of the world’s most interesting and important markets.