Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK&Ireland has assured Ghanaian business owners in the UK he will work to help address the challenges they face in their businesses.
“ The businesses you are engaged in continue to make a positive impact on the economy back home and that is why I have come to see at first hand where you are operating from” he told the traders.
The High Commissioner made these remarks during a visit to about 45 Ghanaian owned businesses in the London area as part of his efforts to acquaint himself with their operational challenges and how best the high commission can help address such challenges.
Most of the businesses he visited are into the importation of foodstuffs such as fish, dairy products, drinks and vegetables from Ghana, and they continue to have challenges with UK custom officials.
Papa Owusu-Ankomah’s visit forms part of his community outreach initiative aimed at meeting Ghanaians resident in the UK and acquainting himself with their aspirations and challenges.
Notable among the shops visited include Nyame Bekyere groceries in Brixton, Techiman Market in Harlesden, Kaneshie market in Dalston and Uncle John’s bakery in Tottenham among others.
Papa Owusu Ankomah was accompanied on the visit by his Deputy, Mrs Rita Tani Iddi and other officials of the High Commission.