Former Nebraska Senator and Co-Founder of GhaNeb LLC ,Ken Schilz, embarked on a purpose-driven seven-day visit to Ghana, meticulously arranged by Ghaneb LLC in collaboration with Agrihouse Foundation.
The primary objective of this strategic visit Was to cultivate robust partnerships and foster shared opportunities and advancements between Ghana and Nebraska, focusing on Agriculture,Finance ,ICT,Exchange programs among others .
Commencing the visit,the fmr.senator ken Schilz, on Wednesday 1st November 2023 , engaged in a crucial meeting with Hon. Yaw Frimpong Addo,the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture (Crops).
This pivotal one-on-one interaction set the stage for potential collaborations, particularly emphasizing agricultural development and environmental sustainability initiatives.
During the courtesy call,Mr Schilz accentuated the shared interests and vast potential for collaboration between Ghana and Nebraska, particularly in the agricultural sphere.
“The convergence of interests between our regions holds immense promise, particularly in the agricultural landscape. The opportunities for mutual growth are abundant,” Schilz underscored.
In response, Hon. Yaw Frimpong Addo acknowledged Nebraska’s advancements in agricultural technology and emphasized the pivotal role of partnerships in advancing Ghana’s agricultural sector.
The first day itinerary, also featured an illuminating meeting with management of Accra Compost and Recycling Plant, and tour of the plant , guided by Mr. Michael Paidtuwor, the Managing Director. This detailed visit provided profound insights into sustainable waste management practices and showcased the scope for mutual knowledge exchange and advancements between the two regions.
Mr. Michael Padi Tuwor elaborated on the plant’s pioneering methods for converting organic waste into premium compost, significantly contributing to Ghana’s environmental sustainability initiatives.
“Accra Compost and Recycling Plant is dedicated to sustainable waste management. Our expertise in converting organic waste into premium compost is instrumental in supporting environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture in Ghana,” emphasized the Managing Director.
Looking ahead, this partnership signifies a robust alliance that could yield substantial advancements in agricultural practices and environmental sustainability. Further discussions and collaborative projects between Nebraska and Ghana promise an enduring relationship, fostering development and shared success.
Facilitating Partnerships: Ghaneb LLC and Agrihouse Foundation Foster Collaborations Between Nebraska and Ghana
Ghaneb LLC, in collaboration with Agrihouse Foundation, recently hosted the first Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program and the Husker Harvest Days event in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event, took place from 11th to 14th September 2023 under the theme ‘Facilitating Opportunities.
The program involved meaningful discussions and presentations, offering insights into legal, agricultural, and marketing aspects. Delegates engaged in fruitful discussions with various Nebraska-based companies, exploring trade collaborations,parnerships and business opportunities.
The visit to the Husker Harvest Days event grounds was a pivotal highlight for the Ghanaian delegates. They expressed appreciation for the cutting-edge technologies and positive interactions with exhibitors and vendors, foreseeing future collaborations.
Delegates also met with educational institutions like Southeast Community College and Nebraska State University, exploring the prospect of enrolling Ghanaian students in the near future.
The Ghanaian delegation who participated in the 1st Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program and experienced the Husker Harvest Days included; Hon. Yaw Frimpong-Addo, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture (Crops), Mr. Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, representing former President John Dramani Mahama.
The rest were, Dr. Ansah Solomon Gyan, Director of Crop Services at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and Michael Kofi Akoto, Trade Promotion and Commercial Officer at the Embassy of Brazil, Mr. Mohammed Mashud, Chief Executive Director of Cudjoe Abimash Farms, Nana Osuman Abdulai, Managing Director of A.N.O Enterprise/Nana Atta Akara Co. Ltd, Al-Ayadi Fares Mohammed Khear, Irrigation Service Manager at Interplast and Alhaji Akakade Moro, Chairman of the Ghana Federation of Livestock Inter-Professionals (GHAFLIP).
Others included, Mashud Mohammed, Operation Manager at Agripower, Dorothy Opoku, General Manager of Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited, Kwabena Danquah, General Manager of Operations at Agricultural Manufacturing Group, Janet Adade ,Chief executive officer,Elsjyne Enterprise ,Seidu Abubakar, Project Specialist for Commercial Agriculture at Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Development Project (SAPIP), and Sunkwa-Mills of T&C Farms.
Fidelity Bank’s Head of Agribusiness, Patrick Opoku, and Real Estate Investors Monica and Collins Atta Oteng, of Collinmon Investment Limited, were also present.
Picture Gallery from the First Nebraska-Ghana Trade and Investment Program and the Husker Harvest Days event in Lincoln, Nebraska