India and Ghana on Monday signed three bilateral agreements aimed at strengthening cooperation in various fields. The Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project also offers public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects in designated areas. Other initiatives include the development of an agricultural bank and model leases for investors wishing to acquire land in Ghana. Two projects under the EXIM Bank of India Line of Credit were successfully launched in 2016 – Komenda Sugar Plant on 30 March 2016 and Elmina Fish Harvest & Processing Plant on 29 November 2016. A line of credit for the provision of 104 fire extinguishing services to Ghanaian firefighters was also completed on 3 December 2016. Other projects that are in the pipeline are in different sectors, including waste management, railway equipment, agro-processing, drinking water supply, etc. The Government of Ghana signed, on 22 November 2016, a Buyers` credit agreement with Exim Bank of India for $398.33 million for the Tema Akosombo railway line. Hon`ble Rashtrapathiji`s first state visit to Ghana, from 12 to 14 June 2016, helped further strengthen bilateral relations between India and Ghana. During the visit, three agreements were signed: (i) the establishment of a Joint Commission; (ii) moU on cooperation between the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation of Ghana; and (iii) visa-free agreements for holders of diplomatic and official passports. The only other visit of the VVIP to India to Ghana was that of Prime Minister Shri P. V. Narasimha Rao, from 8 to 9 November 1995.

4) The Ghana-India Trade Advisory Chamber (GITAC) opened its regional office in Takroadi, Ghana, in September 2020, in collaboration with the High Commission of India. On October 5, 2020, the Indian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (IEEMA), in collaboration with the High Commission of India, hosted a webinar to promote bilateral trade and investment in the electricity, energy and energy sectors. As part of trade promotion activities, the mission also regularly interaglates local business leaders to promote bilateral trade and commercial activities. Shri M.J. Akbar, MoS visited Ghana from August 14 to 16, 2017 for freedom 70-Feasts, during which he called the Ghanaian president and handed over a check for $1 million for the renovation of the presidential complex built with Indian LoC, opened the « Namaskar Africa » fair organized by the FICCI and laid the foundation for the construction of the Foreign Service Institute under Indian LoC. The Prime Minister`s Special Envoy, Shri Mohanbhai Kundariya (MOS for Agriculture), visited Ghana from 5 to 6 July 2015 to send the Prime Minister`s invitation to the President of Ghana for the IAFS III Summit. Today, about ten thousand Ghanaian Indians and people of Indian origin live in Ghana, some of whom have lived there for more than 70 years. [3] Ghana is home to a growing indigenous Hindu population, which now number 13,000 families.

Hinduism only arrived in Ghana in the late 1940s with Sindhi merchants migrating here after the division of India. He grew up in Ghana and neighboring Togo since the mid-1970s, when an African Hindu monastery was founded in Accra. [4] [5] The three agreements signed with Ghana following delegation-level discussions between Mukherjee and his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama included one for visa waiver for holders of diplomatic and official passports and the other for the establishment of a Joint Commission. India is one of Ghana`s main trading partners. Bilateral trade exceeded the $1 billion mark in 2011-2012 and more than $4.5 billion in 2018-19. Ghana has a positive trade balance with India. The trade figures of recent years are as follows:(in million US) Over the years, there has been active cooperation between the trade federations of Ghana and India. . . .