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General News of Thursday, 29 August 2019

Source: thebftonline.com

China’s presence in Ghana is positive - Ambassador

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Shi Ting Wang, says China’s presence here is more positive and perceptions shouldn’t be limited to the few Chinese nationals who are involved in illegal activities in the country.

He cited investments into the Bui Dam and Asogli power plant among other Chinese investments in the energy sector, which he said contributes between 30 to 40 percent of Ghana’s power needs.

“For instance, just last week the Chinese government gave scholarships to 310 Ghanaian to study in various universities in China. This is the highest scholarship any country has given to Ghanaian students this year."

“This number outnumbered all other countries in terms of scholarship provided by government. It proves that China is very much committed to human resource development in Ghana."

“Every year, the Chinese government gives scholarships to a total of 1,050 Ghanaian students to build their capacity in various areas,” he said.

He urged Ghanaians and the security agencies to carry out their duty and enforce the law to apprehend any Chinese national who gets involved in illegal acts.

He said the Chinese government does not support any Chinese national who perpetuates illegal acts in Ghana.

According to Mr. Wang, China will continue to deepen reforms and broadly open-up and make contributions to Ghana’s development and global growth.

China’s GDP has hit US$13.6trillion (90 trillion Yuan), with imports and exports totalling more than 30 trillion Yuan.

China contributes nearly 30 percent to world economic growth, with continued emphasis on technology and innovation.

Ghana’s exports to China hit US$1.4billion, a historical high. China has become the leading source of investments in Ghana. These investments span airlines, extractive and energy sector among others.



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