Views: 923 Ishmael A. Junourgh, Accra, Feb 24,2019, Sun, 10:00P.M. Matilda Arhin, the President of the Ghana International Chamber of Commerce has sai...
Ishmael A. Junourgh, Accra, Feb 24,2019, Sun, 10:00P.M.
Matilda Arhin, the President of the Ghana International Chamber of Commerce has said that China has won the trade war with garbage.
She said: “Whoever controls Africa controls the world.”
“Today I went to a beauty salon and to my utter dismay almost everything I saw in there was from China.” She noted.
She said this against the background that this year has being declared “Year of Return” by President Nana Akuffo-Ado whiles he visited the Historical Black in the USA.
The occasion is in commemoration of some 400 years now when the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia, the USA in 1619.
They lived in circumstances that could best be described as “worse than death,” but with time, they have prevailed and by far won the battle of changing the narrative.
As a result, the President of the West African country of Ghana invited the global African family to a birth-right journey back to their home country.
The International Chamber of commerce President said the Chinese were not emotional about Africa and usually they use a “cheese-and-trap trick” to put African countries in their net.
“They cover a trap with some cheese and once you fetch some you are trapped in there; their trick.” She explained.
She said that was how come they had taken over some air and water spaces of the continent.
She said, for example, that they had taken charge of the sea of Djibouti, and the airport of both Kenya and Zambia.
She said the Atiwa forest in Ghana was not spared either.
She said Ghana was the gateway to Africa and more; it was the home of Greenwich meridian.
She beseeched the country to do business with the Diasporas.
“They are emotional about Africa than the Chines.” She emphasised.
She said historical Blacks were targeting 1.3 trillion dollars as investment capital in Africa within a year whiles the Chinese earmarked similar amount but in five years.
She went on “the Chinese will build houses in Ghana, but the African-Americans will build homes because most of them were tracing their origin back to the country.
Matilda said the country should use the opportunity offered by the “Year of Return” to explore cultural relations with the Historical Diasporas and to make them feel at home.
She said it was needful Ghanaian SME “meet, interact conference and do commerce (MICE) with the historical black.
She said SME was the huge driver of most economies and about 80 percent of the Ghanian economy was made up of SME and so the sector was a good point of entry into investment for the Diasporas.
Nana Karikari, a Diaspora on the SME summit said most Ghanaian politicians usually went to the USA to beg instead of trading the numerous investment opportunities in the country.
Ironically, he said, in the next moment you hear the same people saying the continent was rich.
He advised the African youth not to travel abroad to be humiliated and treated with disdain.