UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has lauded the contribution of Ghanaians to the success of the UK as he paid a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Johnson touched down at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra Ghana after midday on Wednesday where he met with the British High Commissioner Jon Benjamin and some government officials.
He said they are fortunate beneficiaries of many Ghanaians who contributed massively to the UK society.
We hope to have an even deeper friendship going forward and particularly we want to make sure that British firms come here in greater numbers and in greater strength to invest in Ghana.
“We hope to have an even deeper friendship going forward and particularly we want to make sure that British firms come here in greater numbers and in greater strength to invest in Ghana and if I may say so, take advantage of the fantastic opportunities there are in this country”
He emphasised that the UK holds a common interest with Ghana in terms of foreign policy and security as well as ensuring “stability of the region which affects Europe as much as anybody else”.
Ghana is the UK’s fourth largest exporter market in the sub-Saharan Africa, with a total of £1 billion.
In the company of Johnson was Adam Afriyie, a Briton with Ghanaian roots who is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for Windsor and the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana.
Johnson is also expected to tour award-winning Blue Skies Ghana Limited, meet business leaders and young entrepreneurs supported by the Department for International Development’s ENGINE-Ghana project, and meet with Rising Black Stars, highlighting both countries extensive cultural ties.