A technical delegation led by Malta Enterprise and comprising representatives from Trade Malta, Transport Malta, the Malta Medicines Authority, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, as well as the High Commission of Malta in Ghana and the designate Ambassador to the African Union visited Ghana to discuss opportunities for trade and investment.
During the meetings held with Ministries, authorities, and industrial partners, a number of projects of mutual interests were explored including the partnering of stakeholders from both countries in various areas, particularly education and pharmaceuticals. Among others, these included discussions on models that could be adopted whereby Malta and Ghana would collaborate in carrying out upskilling programmes and minimise skills gaps in both countries.
The role Malta could play in Ghana's drive towards becoming an export driven economy was also looked into, with the delegation and its counterparts in Ghana proposing ways how Malta can become a partner in logistics, standardisation, certification, training, and investment driver in the region.
With a wide array of possible partnerships on the table such as support mechanisms for start-ups and SMEs, trade route connections and institutional capacity building, the delegation identified a number of core action points which will serve as a foundation towards a joint-strategic programme between both counties. The delegation also had the opportunity to carry out a number of visits at Tema port, and leading companies in pharmaceuticals and insurance.
A Memorandum of Understanding between Malta Enterprise and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre was also signed during the visit.