The Sempe Muslim Akwashongtse, Nii Adotey Odaawulu I has called on Ghanaian and Nigerian governments to deepen trade relations in order to promote intra-Africa trade.
The Sempe Akwashongtse said this on the sidelines of the annual Igbo yam festival in Accra. It is to highlight the economic importance of the yam crop and it is celebrated by Igbos all over the world. The celebration of the annual yam festival by His Royal Majesty, Eze Ningbo Ghana is also done to portray the culture of Nigeria as well as strengthen the relationship between Ghana and Nigeria. The festival brought together prominent Chiefs from Ghana, Nigeria and other African countries and was also aimed at strengthening the business and cultural relations with other African countries; especially Ghana.
Nii Adotey Odaawulu I stated that there is a need for both countries to work and turn around their economies to improve the living standard of their respective citizens. According to him, Ghanaians are already in various trades with Nigerians and both are supporting each other one way or the other; hence, the need for both governments to soften some policies to attract more investors to the trade industry.
He further called on the two countries to unite and promote African culture adding that most Nigerian culture is similar to that of the Ghanaian culture. The muslim Akwasongtse expressed his belief that collaboration between the two countries will attract tourists from various countries around the globe.
Source: www.wadataOnline.com/Muhammed Faisel Mustapha