The Namibian High Commissioner to Ghana, Selma Ashipala-Musavyi has paid a courtesy call on the editorial management of the Business and Financial Times (B&FT) to discuss issues of mutual interest and collaboration between the two parties.
During the visit, Ms. Selma Ashipala-Musavyi noted that the meeting is very important and timely because it will help identify the opportunities each party can leverage to strengthen the relationship between Namibia and Ghana stressing that for African countries to prosper across all sectors, it is mandatory to optimize and explore opportunities among inter-African countries.
She emphasized that Namibia is prepared to explore these prospects by utilizing the B&FT platform.
“We are looking for investors in our energy sector. 1,500km of our coastline is all wind so we are upping our renewable energy needs and venturing into green hydrogen and we have to industrialise to achieve the Africa we want.
“We are all emerging from COVID-19 but we need to feed ourselves. We have the land and water and we must optimise our agribusinesses. Our beef is in Ghana and Ghana’s shea-butter is in Namibia. It is important to touch base with B&FT to see how we can make use of your newspaper to inform people of our presence. This is a beginning of a relationship between Ghana and Namibia. We believe in a win-win situation and there is a lot the two countries can do. We are all Africans facing the same challenges but we have the capacity to transform these challenges into opportunities,” he said.
She also expressed delight at getting timely information from the Business and Financial Times about business and financial news in Ghana to assist in informing and transforming Namibia’s private sector enterprises.
“We depend on B&FT to also get to know about the opportunities in Ghana and through that, we are able to inform our private sector. It is really the beginning of what we want to turn into a relationship between the two countries and with this Namibia gets to know about Ghana and vice versa,” she added.
She added that the High Commissioners Office, in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Association of Ghana Industry (AGI), will host nine businesswomen from Namibia in the coming days to discuss how to explore and collaborate with the Ghanaian market.
“In the coming days that is on November 21, nine women from nine different companies in cosmetics are coming to Ghana to explore opportunities in the Ghanaian Market,” she said
On his part, the Managing Editor of the Business and Financial Times (B&FT), William Selassy Adjadogo said the idea of forging synergies through communication is very necessary, adding that the partnership will be one that sells Namibian businesses to the international market.
“The B&FT is ever ready to partner and help drive growth. One of our mandates is to forge synergies with both local and international businesses community through effective communications. This partnership will be strategic in providing the needed platform for Namibia businesses to be seen on the international market. All that we want is access to information, credible and verifiable information,” he said.
He expressed confidence in how the partnership will help strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
“I am sure that we can team-up and see how best we can have more engagements with you, especially providing coverage and disseminating of the right information through our platforms,” he added.