Last January 2013 the Honourable Edward (Ed) Fast, the Canadian Minister of International Trade, led a 29 member Canadian business delegation to Ghana. Minister Ed Fast expressed Canada's interest in lending Canadian expertise to Ghana, as well as investing in the country.
AKSA Group's Chairman and CEO, Nurdin (Dinu) Samji, and AKSA Group President, Kamaal Samji, had the honour of meeting with Minister Ed Fast during his visit and had the opportunity to discuss upcoming projects in Ghana.
News article published in Ghana's Daily Graphic on February 1, 2013(from left to right) AKSA Chairman, Nurdin (Dinu) Samji; Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade; AKSA President, Kamaal Samji; Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, HE Trudy Kernighan
On January 31st, 2013, AKSA Group met with His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana. The meeting was held at the President's offices in Accra, Ghana and was attended by a Canadian Delegation led by the Honourable Edward Fast, Minister of International Trade for Canada, and Her Excellency Trudy Kernighan, Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana.
AKSA Group was instrumental in facilitating the meeting and was honoured to represent Canadian business together with the Canadian Delegation and the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
AKSA Group Chairman, Nurdin (Dinu) Samji with President John Mahama of Ghana
Group photo with President John Mahama of Ghana
The newly appointed Minister of Finance, Mr. Seth Terkper, was sworn in on January 30th, 2013 by Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama.
Mr. Seth Terkper held his first meeting as the offical new Minister of Finance on the same day with AKSA Group, CCC, and Dessau, to discuss key infrastructure projects in Ghana.
(from left to right) AKSA President, Kamaal Samji; AKSA Chairman and CEO, Nurdin (Dinu) Samji; Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper; CCC Director of Business Development, Donald Olsen; Dessau Vice-President of Business Development, Jean-Francois Leroux; First Deputy of Parliament, Honourable Kenneth Dzirasa; AKSA Project Coordinator, Alex Nortey.
On December 11th, 2012, AKSA Group signed an agreement with JV Driver to collaborate on the rehabilitation of the Entebbe Airport project in Uganda, for which a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in September of last year. The AKSA and JV Driver delegates plan to visit Uganda in January 2013 to introduce the Canadian team to the Government of Uganda and proceed with Phase 1 of the project.
JV Driver Projects Inc website: http://www.jvdriver.com/
On October 10th, 2012 the AKSA Group conducted a site visit to the T3 Power Plant in Takoradi, Ghana. The project, a 132 Mega Watt combined cycle gas turbine, is valued at 250M USD and is nearing completion in the following months.