October 3, 2018
Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu, has urged the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Shi Ting Wang to treat Ghanaian Women who go to China to trade with some respect.

He pointed to the new Ambassador who called on the Speaker of Parliament on Wednesday that the traders do not intend to stay in China permanently.

“When they apply for visa to go and buy goods and come down here to trade please accord them the necessary respect, sometimes the treatment mated out to them is bad”, he lamented.

He further noted that the trade between Ghana and China stands at five point six billion dollars, whiles Ghana exports close to one point four billion dollars to China.

The former trade Minister noted that he was the first Minister to set up Ghana Trade Office in Ghana and added that “our bilateral relation remains warm and had to be deepened by strengthening the bond”.

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu recounted the role China had played in Ghana by developing Ghana’s infrastructure, he gave example of the telecommunication sector, rural electrification support and the building of the Bui Dam as alluded to by the Speaker.

China can also help Ghana address the issues of unemployment by helping government address its flagship programme like one district, one factory and when it comes to the manufacturing sector they have a role to play.

The former communications Minister touched on fiber infrastructure to help Ghana’s Parliament have fast internet access as “China we know is on 5G Ghana is still on 4 Gh, MPs need speeding access to internet to do their work”, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com