Ghanaian businesses could get 10 years visa grant to South Africa to do their business as part of plans to deepen bilateral trade between Accra and Pretoria , the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms. Lulama Xingwana, has said.
He made the comments during Ghana- South Africa Business Chamber forum on Thursday.
She also asked the Ghana government to intervene in the impasse between illegal miners and AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) so as to save lives and investments in Obuasi.
She said: “We are urging the government to intervene with the Military to save more lives, to restore law and order, and also to protect the high investment that has been made by AngloGold Ashanti . They have made about 2 million dollars investment in that mines.”
“We would like to see more investors come to Ghana which will create a number of jobs for Ghanaians and grow both of our economy,” she added.
The President of the Chamber, Ashley Rix, said the Chamber’s goal is to facilitate mutual trade ties between Ghana and South Africa.
He added that the Chamber offers members leverage to connect with other businesses.
Rix said: “As a non-for-profit organisation, our primary objective is to facilitate the building and nurturing of mutually beneficial relationships between Ghana and South African Businesses.”
“With members’ participation, the depth of knowledge is also leveraged while offering another communication channel to broadcast message and brand attributes,” he added.
According to him, the Chamber “has a strong relationship with South Africa Trade and Investment Associations and the South Africa High Commission for the benefit of our membership base.”