Trinidad Business Community Seeks Collaboration After Otumfuo’s Visit

Forty-five of the business community and government agencies from Trinidad and Tobago have arrived in Ghana in pursuit of multiple collaborations with the business sector to foster south-south cooperation.

The team arrived in Ghana on March 12 and is expected to leave the country on March 17.

In the course of their stay, they will scout for viable trade sectors of the West African nation for partnership.

It follows the visit of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to the Caribbean country eight months ago during which he called for enhanced collaboration between Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago.

The team of businessmen and women visited the Manhyia Palace on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, to pay homage to the King and announce their intention to honour his wish.

The delegation was led by Senator Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, the Minister of Trade and Industry and included, His Excellency Wendell Vincent Carlton De Landro, Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to Ghana and Hilton John Mitchell, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the Republic of Ghana.

Also present were Rachael Bissons with the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service, Mr Jade Brown with Bexon Consulting Limited, Mr Sunil Changoor, with Leisurely Travels and Tours and many other Chief Executive Officers of state agencies and private businesses.

In a speech, Senator Gopee-Scoon announced their mission in the country premising it on the call by the King during his visit.

“When His Majesty was in Trinidad and Tobago, at the Emancipation celebrations, in his remarks, he said, ‘Let us hold hands, let us think together, let us pull our resources together for the benefit and improvement of our people,’ and we have acted on his words.

“It’s the reason we have here today 45 members of the business and also the government agencies. This is to follow up on His Majesty’s wishes. We wish for further collaboration between the people of both of our countries.”

She also extended the greetings of Prime Minister, Dr Rowley Keith to the King.

In July 2023, Otumfuo made a historic visit to the twin island country at the invitation of the Prime Minister. Among his itinerary was a Trade and Investment Symposium during which His Majesty met the business community of the country and called for trade and investment between Africa and the Caribbean.

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