Date: 2017-11-23

Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) with support of Belt Road Collaborative Innovative Centre, establish an ultra modern office in Quingdao in China on the Wednesday 22nd November, 2017.

The office which is situated in the BRCIC Tower was inaugurated by the first lady of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, in Qingdao, China and acccompanies the Mr. James Asare Adjei, President of the Association of Ghana Industries, Mr. Humphrey Ayim-Darke, Vice President of the Association of Ghana Industries, Mr Seth Twum Akwaboah, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Ghana Industries.

Also among the delegation includes women industrial leaders in Ghana such as Mrs. Kate Quartet Papafio, MD of Reroy Cable, Mrs Leticia Osafo-Addo, MD of Samba Foods, Mrs. Grace Amey-Obeng, MD of FC Perfumery, Mrs Soraya Anglos Director of Green line Logistics and Ama Atwema Amankwah, MD of Createline Senses.

The AGI BRCIC office will serve as a department to promote a “Belt and road initiative” established by the Chinese government to drive trade and capital flows between China and developing countries, particularly, Ghana. The office also exist is to draw investors and partners for the establishment and implementation of Ghana government's One-District, One-Factory (1D1F) agenda in Ghana.

At the opening, Her Excellency, Mrs Akufo-Addo said the opening of the office was an opportune moment for Ghana to actualize the long standing relationship with China and to accelerate the economic and Industrial bond between the two nations.

She called on the business community in Ghana to take advantage of the new office to showcase Ghanaian products to the world and as well connect with the Chinese business community.

Mr. James Adjei-Adjei said, AGI is committed to ensure that the industrialisation agenda of the industrialisation set by the President of Ghana 

The President of the AGI, Mr James Asare-Adjei, in a welcome address, said the opening of the office was part of efforts to support Ghana’s industrialisation  development agenda of the government and that is why we embraced the office set up.

He said the government’s initiative on district industrialisation had been well received by the AGI, as well as the business and international community, especially BRCIC.

Mr Adjei-Adjei announced that the AGI with the support of the government had arranged a $2 billion turnkey financial facility from the Chinese National Building Materials Company (CNBM), to support Ghanaian businesses that would operate under the 1D1F initiative.

Mr Asrare-Adjei said although the office was going to be managed by AGI, it would be opened to all Ghanaian businesses and trade associations, as well as relevant state institutions.

The Chairperson of BRCIC, Ms Zhang Lu, in an address, said her outfit was a platform that linked investment opportunities with other countries and commended Ghana for being the first country to open a liaison office under the Belt and road initiative.