Ghana, Nigeria & SA Switzerland’s Top Sub-Saharan Trade Partners

Ghana, Nigeria & SA Switzerland’s Top Sub-Saharan Trade Partners

From Ghana Business News

Mr Gerhard Brugger, Ambassador of Switzerland in Ghana, has ranked Ghana third in the Sub-Saharan Africa trade with Switzerland, after South Africa and Nigeria.

He said Ghana was the most important source of Swiss imports of cocoa, representing more than 64 per cent of total Swiss cocoa imports, ahead of Ecuador and Cote d’Ivoire.

He attributed this to the bilateral economic relations between Ghana and Switzerland which dates back to when the Basel Mission Trading Company was established in 1859 and was later transformed into the Union Trading Company (UTC).

“The impact of UTC’s trade activities was felt in almost all of West Africa,” Mr Brugger stated in Accra when he addressed the media to officially exhibit some photographs of the Basel Mission Society (BMS) between 1835 and 1940 in Ghana.

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana also presented activities to mark the year long BMS celebration after 200 years in Ghana.

Speaking on the “Ghana –Swiss Basel @ 200”, Mr Brugger said the Swiss Embassy would commemorate the Ghana –Swiss Basel @200 by launching projects throughout the year to progress the domains in which the missionaries worked.

“The results of which will continue to contribute to individuals, communities and the long lasting Swiss-Ghana cooperation,” he said.

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