The Dubai Chamber of Commerce (DCC) has opened an office in Ghana in a bid to strengthen business links between Africa and Dubai.

Already operational, the office will hold an official opening in the coming months. A delegation will travel to Ghana later this month.

The branch is the chamber’s fourth Sub-Saharan Africa office, adding to existing operations in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda.  

“Focusing on emerging markets continues to be of interest to us,” Hamad Buamin, president and CEO at the chamber, told reporters at the DCC’s annual media briefing on 18 January.

He said the CIS countries remain on the chamber’s radar and Latin America is another key growth market.

“We are looking at [this market] very closely. We are planning events and will visit Argentina and Brazil in 2015,” he said.

Buamin added that the chamber’s membership grew by more than 10 per cent in 2014 to 169,198 companies.

This growth is said to reflect the rising contribution that the chamber is making to Dubai’s non-oil trade volumes.