Ghana is calling on Malaysian businesses to invest in its infrastructure sector, especially the roads and railways.

Its High Commissioner to Malaysia, Benjamin Clement Eghan, said Ghana wants Malaysian companies to help develop the roads and railways as the country has been rated as one of the top three countries in building them.

“We know that you have a good railway and monorail system here. We have major interest in building a railway system from the north to the south of Ghana,” he said in an interview with Bernama.

Eghan said Ghana establishing an efficient railway and monorail system will help Ghanaians, especially the lower income group, to have good access to transportation.

He said Malaysian information technology (IT) and software companies had undertaken major contracts in Ghana.

“Over the last three years, Silverlake System Sdn Bhd, HeiTech Padu Bhd and DataMicron Systems Sdn Bhd had helped develop our IT sector,” he said.

Eghan said the main areas for Malaysian businesses to explore in Ghana are agro-processing, housing, shipping, oil and gas, IT and electronics and railways.

He said a Malaysian company is helping Ghana develop homes for the lower-income group.

On what Malaysia could benefit from Ghana in terms of trade and investment other than being one of Ghana’s main importer of cocoa, Eghan said, the country would like to export non-traditional items.

He said both nations are close to setting up the Malaysia-Ghana Business Council.


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