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Kenya's President Ruto arrives in Ghana for state visit

By Vincent Ashitey
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Kenya's President William Ruto has arrived in Ghana where he is on a State visit.

He was received by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.

Ruto is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Akufo-Addo aimed at strengthening trade, diplomatic and historical ties with the West African nation.

While in Accra, the President will also tour the Africa Continental Free Trade Area headquarters and address the Ghana-Kenya Business Forum.

Last March, Ghana announced plans to strengthen business relations with Kenya by leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through the establishment of an Export Trade House (ETH). 

In September 2022, Kenya shipped its first consignment of locally made batteries to Ghana, following its selection among seven countries to pilot the continental free trade area, aimed at facilitating the movement of goods and services across Africa.

According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade, Kenya's exports to Ghana in 2021 were valued at $10.3 million. Key products exported from Ghana to Kenya during the same period included cocoa powder, rubber, and other live plants, cuttings, and slips, as well as mushroom spawn.