The Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, is expected to arrive in Accra today, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 for a three-day state visit.
She will be accompanied by a 39-member business delegation to explore bilateral economic engagements with Ghanaian businesses in the food and agriculture, sustainability, maritime, infrastructure and railway sectors.
This was revealed by Tove Degnbol, Ambassador of Denmark to Ghana, who added that the exit of DANIDA from the country paves the way for mutual collaborations between the two countries.
“DANIDA has supported numerous individual partnerships between private Danish and Ghanaian companies – some failed, others prospered and developed. From 2003, DANIDA’s support to Ghana’s private sector gradually evolved from individual projects to broader programme support.
“While it may not be possible to point to one major, concrete and visible result of DANIDA’s support to the private sector, I would say that we have contributed to strengthening the capacity of the private sector to do business advocacy to request law reforms, etc., from government. In fact, this approach has turned out to be a more efficient way to an enabling business environment than working directly through the government.
“The private sector is now developing very fast in Ghana with a lot of new companies coming up. Some of them are struggling, but we do see companies being able to earn money. And there is a huge potential for Danish companies in Ghana. There is a growing middle class. They are demanding a lot of the products that we are able to produce,” he added during an interaction with journalists prior to the Queen’s visit.