The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Japanese institution imposed with consolidating Japan’s efforts in export and speculation promotion, has signed an MoU with the government to establish an office in Ghana.
Ghana playing host to the largest number of Japanese businesses in West Africa, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JETRO, Nobuhiko Sasaki, stimulated that the establishment of the office will surely lead to the furtherance of the promotion of Japanese businesses in Ghana.
At the signing ceremony in Yokohama, on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, Chairman Sasaki indicated that, in order to drive more Japanese companies into Ghana, “we would like to launch the office sometime in March next year.
He was confident that, with the establishment of the office, “more than we have before, we will be able to continue to build on the number of Japanese businesses operating in Ghana”.
The President of the Republic of Ghana Akufo-Addo, in his remarks, expressed his delight at the signing of the MoU with JETRO, and its subsequent decision to set-up shop in Ghana.
The President Nana Addo indicated that we are very interested in deepening economic relations between Ghana and Japan, and to that extent, we have spent the last two years trying to improve the fundamentals of the Ghanaian economy so that we will be in a better position to attract investments and interests from Japanese companies.