Canada’s Minister of International Trade pays a working visit to Ghana


Mr. Dorsaa with Her Excellency Trudy Keninghan – Canadian Ambassador

January 2013, Accra-Ghana. The Honourable Edward (Ed) Fast, the Canadian Minister of International Trade, led a 29 member Canadian business delegation to Ghana. Minister Ed Fast touched based with the Ghanaian business community and expressed Canada’s interest in investing in the country and lending Canadian expertise to Ghana.

During a gala night at the Movenpick ambassador hotel organized by the Canada-Ghana Chamber of Commerce which had Mr. Edward Dorsaa, Operations Manager of Edlis International in attendance to mark the climax of Minister Fast’s visit, he emphasized the need to strengthen business and collaborate in the area of trade between Canada and Africa, particularly in Ghana because there was a lot of opportunities that was yet to be exploited to both countries mutual advantage apart from the huge Canadian involvements in mining operations in the country.

In her brief remarks, Her Excellency Trudy Keninghan, Canadian High Commissioner highlighted on the good bilateral ties that has existed between Ghana and Canada and also called for a reinforced trade and businesses relationship. She underscored certain high points including Ghana’s stable and peaceful political, environment, its hospitality and host of deposits of rich mineral resources as some of the indicators that endeared the hearts and confidence level of the Canadian business investors. She stressed that these ought to be harnessed towards making Ghana a more preferred investment destination and for that matter the gateway to West Africa.