The UK Foreign Office business delegation sign deals worth £82m in Nigeria and Ghana that will see up to 1600 new jobs created and agriculture transformed in Ghana.
Speaking in Ghana on the second day of his trip to Africa, the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt committed to supporting ‘Ghana beyond aid’ as he highlights how UK aid is building partnerships and boosting prosperity across the continent, welcoming new business deals with British companies in Ghana and Nigeria worth £82 million.
In Ghana, the cabinet has approved a £26 million agreement with British business Aqua Africa to reduce water poverty in the country.
This new business link will create 600 new jobs in the region and will help at least 250,000 people access clean water.
This follows the announcement earlier this year of £130 million of UK Export Finance backed projects, including a £78.4 million project to expand and refurbish Kumasi Market in Kumasi, Ghana’s second city.
This project, due to breaking ground on 2 May 2019, is in one of the biggest trading hubs in West Africa and will provide upgraded, modern facilities allowing the market to grow and prosper, directly supporting Ghana’s economic development.