Alhaji Amadu Sorogho, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism, on Thursday commended the Ministry of Trade and Industry for sending a 50-member business delegation to participate in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Conclave.

Alhaji Sorogho who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Abokobi, said the conclave did not only serve as an eye-opener to the Ghanaian business community, but also created a springboard on which the community could move out to vigorously pursue the growing demands of Ghanaians.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after attending a three-day conclave, Alhaji Sorogho said out of the 500 African delegates in the conclave, Ghana represented 10 per cent by sending 50 delegates and called on the business community to make maximum use of the partnership.

The Ghanaian delegation was made up of Government officials, officials of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Private Business community domiciled in Ghana with subsidiary companies in other countries.

He said the fact that some India Companies had expressed interest to do business with their Ghanaian counterparts in the areas of oil and gas, ferilizer production, irrigation and setting up of automobile plants in the country was ample demonstration of the usefulness of the conclave in India.

The MP appealed to the Ministry of Trade and Industry to consider sending more of the Parliamentary select committee members in subsequent conclaves to help whip up their enthusiasm to serve their constituents better.

From George-Ramsey Benamba, GNA Special Correspondent in New Delhi, India

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