China is a genuine partner in Ghana's quest for development to lift itself out of poverty, Winfred Nii Okai Hammond, the newly-appointed Ghanaian ambassador to China, said Friday.
During a tour of Chinese-funded infrastructure projects, the official told Xinhua that infrastructure development cooperation between the two countries and Chinese private sector investments in the Ghanaian economy was ample testimony of China's role in the West African country's development agenda.
Hammond said at the project site of the Jamestown Fishing Harbor Complex, a China-aided project built by CRCC Harbour and Channel Engineering Bureau Group Co., Ltd.
He said the fishing harbor would transform the lives of the coastal community by improving their livelihoods, creating more jobs and expanding the entire fishing industry value chain.
"This facility that I see here provides what we call the whole value chain of the fishing industry from those who are going to catch the fish, they bring here process, stores, market if you have to smoke whatever they needed to do, to add value. if you are improving the lives of the fishing community, you are improving the lives of Ghanaians as a whole because they produce feed Ghana."
The official also acknowledged the contributions of Chinese private companies investing in the country and welcomed other potential Chinese investors to channel investments into sectors including manufacturing, tourism, and fisheries.
Hammond added China is a big market for Ghanaian products including cocoa and other agricultural products, which Ghanaians should take advantage of for export.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service