Ambassador William Hanna, Head of the European Union in Ghana,on Friday paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Trade, Hon. Mr. Alan Kyeremateng in his office in Accra. The two discussed issues that bother on partnership in various areas of cooperation.

Mr. Kyeremateng said the main focus of his government was job creation, the one-district, one-factory initiative to help curb rural - urban migration, to promote reforms in the sector and to take advantage of opportunities arising in the African region and continental free trade areas that called for the restructuring of domestic market among others.

He said the government was poised to embark on several initiatives such as the building of a petrol-chemical industry downstream, and Iron and Steel industry, and Aluminium refinery and smelter, the development of a pharmaceutical hub and the redevelopment of vehicle and auto-mobile plants among others.

The government intends to also build industrial estates in each region, boost and expand Small and Medium Enterprises for job creation, and the resolve to create the right regulatory frameworks wit the help of development partners, Mr Kyeremateng stated.

On his part Ambassador Hanna, stressed that Ghana was the biggest market for European exports and that the EU would support Ghana.

Source: EU