The first USA-Africa Chamber of Commerce Ghana has been launched as part of measures to foster trade relations between the two countries.
The Ghana Chamber is open to all businesses in the country and will be engaged in facilitating trade between businesses from the two countries.
It will also empower small and medium business enterprises by equipping them with the necessary resources, connections, and exposure that they need to form international partnerships for growth and development.
The Chamber will also work actively with stakeholders to help deepen cooperation and strengthen Ghana’s business sectors.
Chairman of the USA-Africa Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, Martin Ofori, speaking at the launch in Accra encouraged Ghanaian businesses to practice the golden rule of doing business.
“Don’t regard the golden rule as an after-thought or academic exercise but rather as the core of business strategy.
"Historically, it has been proven that treating your competitors, customers, the environment and other stakeholders’ right is not just the good thing it is also the profitable thing to do.
"And we expect nothing less from members of the USA-Africa Chamber of Commerce, Ghana,” Mr. Ofori said.
The launch, which was themed, “Engendering growth and development through peace and cooperation,” happened together with the launch of the iChange Nations (ICN).
Speaking at the launch, Founder and President of ICN, Dr. Clyde Rivers said ICN is a global awareness by strategically helping nations to educate, train and support the nation building process designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life.
He stressed that ICN Ghana is intent on promoting the golden rule of doing business in Ghana.
Founder and President of the USA-Africa Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Glays Loggin-Folorunsho, entreated Ghanaians to promote the peace agenda during and after the national elections.