Dr Samuel Darkwa, the director of Governance and Administration at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has supported the request for more openness to exist between China and African Nations. Speaking during IEA-China Conference on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) themed “FOCAC-A New Paradigm of Development Cooperation” Dr Samuel insisted that lack of transparency is the main cause of conflict between China and African Countries.
The director of Governance and Administration at the Institute of Economic Affairs was speaking on a particular topic, “Chinese Infrastructural Development in Africa: A Case Study of Kenya and Zambia.” “What China and Africa have to do together is that there should be more transparency and if that happens, getting in debt traps will not happen,” he emphasized.
Several participants at the conference shared their opinions about some of the Ghanaian projects that have already been finished by China. According to them, China only involved a few Ghanaians in those projects. The participants insisted that it is important to explain that China is offering Loans to Africans that are in due course paid back.