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Feb 22, 2011

20,000 Acres of land for Mango Plantation


Mr. Appiah Donyina, the Director of Exports at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), says government has acquired 20,000 acres of land for the cultivation of mangoes in the three Northern Regions.

 

He explains that the move forms part of the National Mango Plantation Project aimed at developing mango orchards over a five-year period.

 Mr. Donyina disclosed this in Accra, at a business meeting between the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), urging the visiting businessmen to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the project, since India remains one of the biggest exporters of mango to the European Union.

 He pointed out that MOTI is putting measures in place to ensure that Ghana’s manufacturing sector remain competitive by establishing a Tariff Advisory Board (TAB) to protect the trade sector from unfair business practices and goods imported into the country.

 The 35-member Indian delegation, comprising Chief Executive Officers of some major Indian companies representing agriculture and food processing, transport, Information and Communications Technology and mining, are in the country to explore investment opportunities in Ghana’s economy and also discuss possible ways of strengthening business ties between Ghana and India.

Source : ISD