Ghanaian Entrepreneur, Kwabena Danso, Meets UK Minister For Africa
Kwabena Danso, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boomers International, a wholly owned Ghanaian company which manufactures bicycles made from bamboo has met with the United Kingdom Minister for Africa, Mr. James Duddridge.
The Ghanaian entrepreneur was hosted by Mr. James Duddridge, who is currently visiting the country with the United Kingdom Prime Minister’s envoy on Trade, Mr. Adam Afiriyie. The interaction was to afford the Minister and his team the opportunity to understand the Ghanaian business systems and also be abreast with challenges faced by Ghanaian businesses.
After riding a bamboo bicycle for the first time, Mr. Duddridge expressed his admiration for Boomers International and its Chief Executive Officer as he highlighted the importance of a local Ghanaian company positively promoting the country’s image on the international scene through a unique and an environmentally friendly product.
Speaking to a section of the media after the interaction, Kwabena Danso said “the meeting with the UK team was very insightful and it has opened my eyes to a lot of opportunities out there in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Boomers International as well as other local businesses can capitalize on and take their operations to the next level. This is definitely going to be important for us as we aspire to expand our operations and also strike strategic partnerships in key markets around the world for the marketing and distribution of our products. There are new products we will be rolling out and it will be important the rest of the world knows the great things we are doing here in Ghana”.
Currently, Boomers International markets and sells their bamboo bicycles in six other countries apart from Ghana. These countries are Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Canada, United States of America, Poland and very soon the United Kingdom, Sweden and Israel.
The company trains the youth in rural communities and employs them at its production factory located in Yonso. The company currently has a staff strength of over twenty people and it is fast becoming the leading producer of bamboo bicycles in West Africa.