Swedish Trade Minister visits Ghana

By: Daniel Nonor

Dr. Ewa Bjorling, Swedish Minister of Trade

Sweden’s Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling, will be holding meetings with senior Ericsson officials on her current visit to Ghana.

During her visit to the country, she called on the President John Evans Atta Mills, and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms. Hanna Tetteh.

While in Accra Ewa Björling, Hanna Tetteh and the Country Manager of Ericsson Ghana, Mats Gustafsson, will meet at the headquarters of Ericsson Ghana, to discuss plans to develop Ghana’s ICT industry further.

Ericsson will bring into this discussion its knowledge as a leading global telecommunications company with operations in more than 170 countries around the world, and as a supplier to networks which carry over 40% of global mobile traffic.

Commenting on the forthcoming talk, Mats Gustafsson said, “Ghana has a young well-educated population, which could be used to develop the local ICT industry, and thereby, making Accra a regional hub for expertise in this cutting edge industry.”

Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers, and has the leading position in managed services.

The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband, and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises, and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the “prime driver in an all-communicating world,” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions.

It has operations in 175 countries, and its more than 80,000 employees, generated revenue of USD 27.1 billion in 2009.

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