The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Inspur Group, Mr Peter Sun, said the decision to establish its headquarters in Ghana was borne out of the country’s peaceful and stable nature and impressive economic performance.
Mr Sun made this known last Wednesday, when his company paid a courtesy call on the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the sidelines of the Ghana-Shangdong Business Conference, which was held in Jinan, Shangdong Province.
Inspur, currently has a 57 per cent share of global sales in the Artificial Intelligence server field. It is the fastest growing server vendor in the world, and holds the biggest market share for the sale of servers in China.
In addition to establishing its regional headquarters in Ghana, Mr Sun, further indicated that 10 Ghanaian students would be selected and offered internship programmes to take up jobs in the company’s operations in Ghana and West Africa.
Again, the Inspur CEO indicated the company will invite to China, every year, thirty (30) officials from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, to be trained in the fields of cloud computing and data technology.
Mr Peter Sun also indicated the readiness of the company to assist Ghana in the fields of revenue mobilisation and green development, “a real estate development concept that carefully considers social and environmental impacts of development.”
On his part, President Akufo-Addo noted “the matters you are interested in, i.e. green development, mobilisation of tax revenues, and the establishment of your West African Headquarters in Ghana are important matters for us. It will be very good for our country to be involved with major global companies like yours, as it will expose us to the best practices in the industry.”
The President described Inspur’s choice as an excellent one, because “Ghana is a stable country, our economy is picking up very rapidly, and so it is a good base not just for Ghana but also for West Africa.”
President Akufo-Addo assured the company of the safety of their investment in Ghana, stressing that “we encourage foreign investment in our country. So, as a base for doing business in West Africa, Ghana is ideal, and it will be a win-win situation for us all.”