Third session of Namibia-Ghana JPCC starts Monday

24 Feb 2019 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 24 FEB (NAMPA) – Namibia will host the third Namibia-Ghana Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation to review, expand and strengthen bilateral cooperation in various sectors of mutual interest in Windhoek between Monday and Wednesday.
A media statement issued by the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation on Friday said the two countries will review and expand discussions on industrialisation, trade and investment, mining, energy, agriculture, fisheries, environment and tourism, aviation, ports and harbours, as well on merchant shipping and transport.
“On trade and investment, the two sides are expected to see Namibia exploring ways of exporting its products to Ghana, such as fish and fish products, beef, mutton, game meat and domesticated ostrich products, beverages, as well as leather and leather products,” the statement reads.
Furthermore, Ghana will look to export its products such as processed cocoa products, root crops, vegetable oils and seeds, tree crop oils and seeds in the form of raw and processed shea nuts, cashew nuts, oil palm, ground nuts and soya, as well as apparel and pharmaceutical products, to the Namibian market.
Ghana will be represented by about 31 delegates from various sectors and legal experts, while Namibia will be led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and ministers, as well as senior government officials from various line ministries.
The statement further said the two sides are expected to sign some Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) at the end of the two-day deliberations.
Ghana and Namibia have been “participating in each other’s trade fair activities, as a way of promoting business linkages and networking,” the statement noted.
The previous session of the Namibia-Ghana JPCC was held in Accra, Ghana in November 2016.