Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK & Ireland, Paapa Owusu Ankomah, has engaged and assured Ghanaian business owners of support from his high office in the UK.
He has given them his word that he will do all he can within his powers to help address the challenges they are facing in their trade.
This came to light when H.E. Paapa Owusu Ankomah paid a familiarisation visit to about 45 Ghanaian owned businesses in London.
Notable among the shops visited include Nyame Bekyere groceries Brixton, Techiman Market in Harlesden, Kaneshie Market Dalston, Uncle John’s Bakery Tottenham among others.
Paapa Owusu Ankomah was accompanied on the visit by his Deputy, Mrs. Rita Tani Iddi and other officials of the High Commission.
His visit was meant among other things, to acquaint himself with their operational challenges and how best the high commission can help address them.
“The businesses you are engaged in continue to make a positive impact on the economy back home and that is why I have come to see at first hand where you are operating from,” he revealed.
This engagement by HE Owusu-Ankomah also formed part of his community outreach initiative aimed at meeting Ghanaians resident in the UK and acquainting himself with their aspirations and problems.
Most of the businesses he visited are into the importation of foodstuffs such as fish, dairy products, drinks, and vegetables from Ghana, and they continue to have challenges with the UK custom officials.