Brazil Ambassador calls on B&FT
The Brazilian Ambassador, Laudemar Aquiar has paid a courtesy call on the CEO of the Business and Financial Times, Edith Dankwa, to among other things, officially introduce himself, since his appointment earlier this year, and initiate a long term partnership between the embassy and the media institution.
Mr. Aquiar added that due to the numerous industrial opportunities in the country, Brazil’s Minister of External Relations, Aloysio Nunes, is also set to visit Ghana in August to strengthen and build relationships here in Ghana.
“As this marks his second time in Africa within this year, his visit is also to look at investment opportunities,” the ambassador said. Mr. Nunes, according to the ambassador, will also visit Lagos, Nigeria to have a business seminar with about 15 businessmen from Nigeria.
Mr. Aquiar also expressed how far the relationship between Ghana and Brazil has grown over the years. “We have about two agro business companies here in Ghana and companies in other sectors who also import from Brazil to Ghana, for example, Marco Polo.”
He also explained that Brazil has a cashew nut factory in Prampram and a rice farm in the Volta Region, which is about 350 acres and produces the ‘Champion Rice’ brand and sold all over the country.
Last year, the rice farm, according to the ambassador, produced the equivalent of US$33million of Champion Rice. He added that the embassy will be holding a business seminar here in Ghana to focus on areas that will bring sustainable jobs.
“The idea of the seminar is to introduce the things we want to do in Ghana – a major focus on agriculture and other components including infrastructure and aviation. This will aim at creating sustainable jobs.”
Mrs. Dankwa, the CEO of the B&FT expressed her appreciation to the ambassador for visiting.
She noted that the B&FT, as a credible media institution is always available to organise event and provide media partnerships. “We have a strong events management unit which has the capacity to organise your seminars and workshops.”
She added that the B&FT has a strong partnership with the embassy and thus, the ambassador is welcomed anytime. “I have had a good relationship with the old ambassador and so it is a pleasure to have you here and our doors are always opened to you if you need someone to help with your events or media partners.”
She also offered him the opportunity to be part of this year’s panelists for the annual Ghana Economic Forum (GEF) slated for the 7th and 8th of August.