The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM), Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam, on Thursday 20th October 2022 hosted the High Commissioner of the Republic of Malta to Ghana, His Excellency Jean Claude Galea Mallia at the Bank’s head office at the Africa Trade House, Ridge, in Accra.
The Chief Executive Officer of (GEXIM), Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam, supported by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for Banking, Ms. Rosemary Beryl Archer, received the Maltese High Commissioner.
The meeting allowed the Management of the Bank to discuss areas of mutual interest for collaboration and building synergy with the High Commission of the Republic of Malta in Ghana, the first diplomatic mission of the Republic of Malta in Sub-Saharan Africa to execute joint projects.
Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam highlighted the Bank’s mandate to facilitate the transformation of Ghana’s economy into an export one by supporting and developing trade between Ghana and other countries, overseas investments by Ghanaian Companies and elimination of critical market failures in the Ghanaian economy thereby making Ghana competitive in the global marketplace.
He further recommended a close working collaboration between the Bank and the High Commission of the Republic of Malta in Ghana for the benefit of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and other businesses in Ghana and Malta.
His Excellency Mallia on his part expressed his appreciation to the Chief Executive Officer and his team for the opportunity to discuss avenues of working together for the benefit of businesses and citizens of the two countries.
“Malta has made great strides over the years and I am confident there will be great things we can do together going forward in various sectors with expertise and technology from Malta as we try to assist the Government of Ghana in achieving its desire to move beyond aid”, he added.
High Commissioner Mallia also took the opportunity to tour the GEXIM Made-In-Ghana (MiG) Town located at the head office of the Bank. The GEXIM MiG Town is designed to be a one-stop shop for everything Made-In-Ghana at unbeatable prices and the highest quality.
GEXIM MiG Town is an outlet that stocks assorted, innovative and well-packaged Made-In-Ghana products including food and ingredients, beverages, skin and beauty care products, textiles, apparel, garments, leather footwear and slippers and many others. It is open to the general public from Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Jonathan Christopher Koney, Assistant Manager, Corporate Affairs and International Cooperation of GEXIM, was also present at the meeting.