Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Ami Mehl, has thrown has his weight behind the President’s quest to move Ghana from an aid-dependent country to trade.
According to him, Ghana after 60 years does not need aid or assistance but needs to cooperate with other countries, as the many problems can be resolved if we learn to devise internal measures that address economic and financial problems.
Speaking to the B&FT on the sidelines of a ceremony opening an ultra-modern Closed-Circuit TV (CCTV) showroom for an Israeli information security consulting firm, Comsec Limited at Adabraka in Accra, Ambassador Ami Mehl pledged his governments support to the Akufo-Addo government in achieving the Ghana ‘trading more’ agenda.
“What the President of Ghana is saying is exactly what I saying: that Ghana does not need aid or assistance, but must trade and needs more cooperation with its development partners.
“We need to sweat together, because if we sweat together we care for each other. Remember that if you receive a gift, yes, its good – but you may not take very good care of it. The moment you develop things together, then it becomes yours.
“So, for me, trade is the best way to develop Ghana, as the President has said; and I am absolutely for trade and will support it any day to move the nation Ghana forward,” the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana stressed.
Since his assumption of office, President Nana Akufo-Addo has consistently maintained that his government wants a relationship with the international community driven by trade rather than aid.
According to him, such a position will help Ghana position itself in the continent’s growth, as he stressed the need for African countries to create independent systems that harness their human and material resources to build their nations without aid.
Touching on challenges facing Ghana, President Akufo-Addo said the private sector has suffered major deficits such as poor access to credit, high-interest rates, erratic power supply, and an unfriendly business climate.
He however added that government is taking drastic measures to resolve these issues.
Opening ultra-modern showroom of Comsec Limited
In his opening remarks Mr. Mehl commended the company for such a facility to provide high-level quality security services in Ghana.
Mr. Mehl also said the relations between Ghana and Israel have improved very much in the last four years, since Israel re-opened its embassy in Accra, and that he is willing to support businesses in Ghana to succeed.
“I believe more Israeli companies will invest in Ghana,” the Ambassador added.
Comsec Technology Solutions is a comprehensive technology solutions specialist from Israel that focuses on Integrated security solutions and Backup Power Systems in Ghana.
The new showroom’s opening provides clients an opportunity to explore the full range of security devices, which are CCTV from Provision ISR; Access Control from Rosslare Israel; Intruder Alarm system from Risco group; Fire Detection from Asenware; and power backups including UPS, Inverters, Batteries, AVR and Solar systems from Gamatronic Israel and Everexceed.
The Managing Director of Comsec, Jonathan Tawiah, announced that from 23rd November the showroom is open for businesses and individuals to experience the best solutions in security and backup- power.
“What we do is rely on the needed technologies and make sure that we move away from waiting from six weeks to two months before parts or equipment ordered are brought in to be installed.
“So, that is why we have Comsec right here with the needed equipment on the ground and available any day when contractors and users of this security equipment need them. Its also important to note that we supply the best technology coming from Israel,” he stressed.
Mr. Tawiah further emphasised: “Whether you are buying batteries or cameras from us, Comsec has the components available for you. We have the best engineers for after-sales services and installation as well. We are very keen to engage the contractors in security provision companies for CCTV and IT who also want to engage us directly”.
He announced special packages including up to 35% discounts for re-sellers, free installation tutorials, 2 years warranty for some products, and flexible payment terms.