Executives and members of the Honorary Consular Corps of Ghana (HCCGH) has paid a courtesy call on Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to congratulate the country on its selection as a member of the UN Security Council and hosting of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
During the visit, the HCCGH delegation did discuss several issues of concern and realities on the ground, whilst strongly commending the digitalisation agenda of the government, the 1D1F program in an effort to industrialising the country and the careful management of the Covid-19 pandemic and crisis.
It was noted that the Corps was one of the first organisations that supported the frontline security forces with COVID 19 protection gears. The Dean of the Corps, Dimitri Avraam, concluded by enumerating projects in the education sector to which funds and materials and books were made available by the Consular Corps of Ghana.
Hon Consuls also contributed to the President initiative for a greener Ghana by planting trees in some selected areas in Accra for protection of the environment.
At the end of the visit an invitation was extended to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for participating as a Special Guest Speaker at a FICAC e.Summit event in the near future.
The HCCGH has a membership of 32 out of the 41 Consuls accredited to Ghana, representing countries from all continents. The Corps is a member of the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC) of 75 country members with 13 countries from Africa and has United Nations recognition as an NGO with ECOSOC Status.
Hon Consuls and members of the Corps being professionals, executives and very often investors in areas such as manufacturing, agriculture, mining, energy, tourism & hospitality, trade, oil & gas, construction & consultancy services, real estate, transport & logistics, media and legal expertise, do contribute to the growth of the Ghanaian Economy.
It is important to underline the role of HCs in attracting FDI in the country and in leading very successful business entities, thus contributing immensely to the wealth of the country and providing employment to thousands of persons.