SIGA Visits SASAC To Strengthen Collaboration

A scene during the meeting with SASAC


Director-General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), Edward Boateng, has led a 30-member delegation to Beijing on a six-day study tour to enhance the performance of Specified Entities (SEs) and their contribution to the country’s GDP.

The delegation includes members of the Board of SIGA, staff from the Ministry of Public Enterprises (MPE) and CEOs and staff from selected SE.

The tour began with a visit to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) and China Telecom Corporation Limited.

At SASAC, Li Bing, Deputy Secretary General, highlighted SASAC’s 20-year history, overseeing 56,000 subsidiaries with total assets of 84 trillion RNB. SASAC’s principles include clear ownership, accountability, minimal government interference, and self-development to create world-class enterprises.

Mr. Boateng commended SASAC for its achievements and contributions to China’s growth. He highlighted SIGA’s broader oversight role which includes Joint Venture Companies and Other State Entities and expressed his vision to make SIGA a world-class authority.

Ambassador Hammond; Ghana’s Ambassador to China also applauded China’s efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals.

The delegation also met with China Telecom Corporation Limited, where TANG Ke, Vice President of China Telecom, provided an overview of the company’s extensive services and innovative technologies. China Telecom, a global telecommunications operator, has a diverse portfolio encompassing cloud computing, payment services, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, satellite technology, and digital services.

Mr. Boateng commended China Telecom for their innovative solutions and encouraged them to explore opportunities in the West African market, with a particular focus on Ghana.

The delegation’s itinerary includes visits to selected State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Beijing and Shanghai.


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