By Iddi Yire/Theophania Dzadza, GNA
Accra, March 15, GNA - The Embassy of Hungary in collaboration with the Association of Ghana Industries and the Ghana Chamber of Commerce has held the Second Ghanaian-Hungarian Business Forum in Accra.
At the forum to showcase their works, were representatives of about a dozen of Hungarian companies from the fields of agriculture, agro-processing, creative-art, ICT, energy, education and health industry.
The forum was attended by more than 150 Ghanaian businessmen and women, exporters and importers, agriculture experts, traditional rulers, researchers and academia.
The event was organised by the Hungarian Embassy in Ghana, as part of activities marking Hungary’s Independence Day Celebration, which falls on March 15.
The maiden edition of the Ghanaian Hungarian Business Forum was held in October, 2015, in Accra when the HE Péter Szijjártó Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary visited Ghana with a business delegation.
Mr Andras Szabo, the Hungarian Ambassador, in his opening address at the Second Ghanaian Hungarian Business, remarked that the Forum was within the framework of Hungary’s foreign policy strategy called “Opening to the South”, which led to the reopening of the Hungarian Embassy in Accra in April 2016.
He said the Forum was to provide an invaluable opportunity for Hungarian investors to connect with their Ghanaian counter parts in the field of agriculture, agro-processing, commerce, creative-art, health and education.
He said Hungarian investors were willing to do business in Ghana, which would be a win win situation for both sides.
Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a renowned International Evangelist, called for greater socio-economic collaboration between Ghana and Hungary for their mutual benefit.
He explained that Ghana stood to gain lot through strong economic partnership between the two nations, adding that Hungary had a lot to offer Africa.
Dr Tetteh, who is the President/Founder of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, London, the Hungarian Government, had set aside € 800 million in its Exim Bank for its “Opening to the South” project, which was an initiative to support developing countries like Ghana.
He said Hungarian Universities had scholarship schemes for students from developing countries; that they provide quality teaching and learning.
Dr Tetteh, himself, a Hungarian trained economist, recalled that the economic advisers of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, were from Hungary.
He also noted that the first coach of the Ghana National Team, the Black Stars was a Hungarian.