It was an exciting time in the city of Accra, Ghana as the state governor of Mississippi, Philip Bryant visited Ghana to build trade links between the government of Ghana and the state of Mississippi.
Philip Bryant who was in Ghana from August 14th to 16th met with officials of the government, private sector representatives, local entrepreneurs, members of business associations, and scientific research stations.
The Governor visited the Tema Port (Ghana’s largest port) to study the investment of the Ghanaian government’s in the port area and identify partnership opportunities between the state of Mississippi and The Republic of Ghana in port development.
Philip Bryant also paid a visit to Strategic Security Systems Limited, a solar panel assembly plant located in Kpone in the Greater Accra Region, where he saw the effects of U.S. Government engagement in promoting bilateral trade and investment ties, under the Power Africa program and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
He also met with the Minister of Trade and Industry to learn about the country’s important needs to strengthen trade facilitation, and to identify investment opportunities for the State of Mississippi.
Lastly, the Governor met with Ministry of Health officials to discuss private sector investments in public health that could be made between both parties. The Governor was quite impressed with the country’s thriving private sector and investment potential.
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Christopher J. Lamora said: “We are honored that Governor Bryant met with Ghanaian businesses, government officials, and researchers, and that his delegation is exploring deepening the trade relationship between the State of Mississippi and Ghana. Governor Bryant’s visit underscores Mississippi’s key priority to promote entrepreneurship, private sector growth, and trade relations with Africa.”