Executives of the Kenyan Community in Ghana has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey to officially inform her about the upcoming Kenya Trade Expo in Ghana.
The call which was made last Thursday was also to invite the Minister to the event. The Kenyan Trade Expo is an annual event organized to promote the business and friendly relationship between Ghana and Kenya. It is intended to bring together the Kenyan and Ghanaian business communities.
In welcoming the delegation, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey indicated that “this is the ﬁrst time a foreign community has organized itself to visit my office and I am very impressed due to the fact that Ghana and Kenya has been friends for a very long time, in business and other ways”. She commended the community for taking the bold step in making their presence felt.
Mr. Charles Njeru, the Chairman of the Kenyan Community and the Financial Controller of the Labadi Beach Hotel, expressed appreciation to the Minister for welcoming the delegation. He gave a brief history of the Kenyan Community and the strides it has made over the years in Ghana.
Members of the delegation each introduced themselves much to the impression of the Honorable Minister. She indicated that it was clear the community was contributing positively to the Ghanaian economy.
Mrs. Leah Nduati, Founder of the Kenya Trade Expo in Ghana, briefed the Minister on the upcoming Kenya Trade Expo saying “this is the second of its kind which will be held at the Prestigious Labadi Beach Hotel from the 1st to 4th November 2017. Preparations are ongoing and we believe this will further strengthen the Ghanaian and Kenyan business communities”.
The Minister expressed appreciation to the delegation and commended Community for upholding the Kenyan image in Ghana. She also assured the community that her Ministry would assist in any way possible to make the community’s activities a success.
She echoed the community’s concern that there was no Kenyan High Commission or Consular in Ghana and promised to liaise with the Kenyan Foreign Minister to ensure Kenya was formally represented in Ghana.
Mr. Ian Kabiru, the Director of Horizons Ofﬁces and an investor, revealed his business has taken a positive turn since the beginning of the year. He added that this was a clear indication that the business community was hopeful and ready to take chances.
Other members in the delegation included Ms. Emma Wenani – Director of Advisory & Consultancy at Global Media Alliance, Mr. Joe Moseti – Installation Manager at NMSI, Mr. Martin Nzanga the RTM Manager Coca Cola Bottling Ghana, Mr. Albert Ngumba – Country Manager Cellulant Ghana, Dr. Kathryn Limo the CEO of VSS and Mr. John Kamau a History Teacher at SOS Hermann-Gmeiner School.