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20.04.2007 Business & Finance

Chamber To Enhance Business Linkages

The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), has taken steps to further ensure business linkages and promote business growth in the country through the launch of two new services.

They are the website of the chamber and the third Ghana Business Directory which provides detailed information of all its member businesses in the country.

At the launch of the website and the directory in Accra, a Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry, Private Sector Development and the President's Special Initiative (PSI), Mr Kwadwo Affram Asiedu, said the speed of information and communication technology had contributed to the transformation of the global economy.

That, he said, had also been characterised by shifts in the location of economic activities and the emergence of some new fragmentation of production processes and also the emergence of some new types of trade such as the service sector.

The Minister encouraged all businesses in the country to take advantages of the opportunities that information technology presented to ensure that they become competitive.

He said the ministry under the trade sector support programme, is implementing a project to ensure improved and accurate national and regional trade database as well industrial database for quality data delivery.

Mr Asiedu underscored the importance of trade information as vital information for businesses growth in the country.

He expressed the hope that the launch of the website and the directory would serve as a platform for trade policy advocates and the general public to access knowledge and information that would be productive to the national economy, individual businesses and visitors as a whole.

The President of the GNCCI, Mr Wilson Atta Krofah said the launch of the website and the directory was to project the international image of the chamber and its members adding that the information provided in the two services were useful to the business community and the general public.

Story by Boahene Asamoah