THE UK this week has signed a partnership agreement with Ghana to secure a free trade deal.

The agreement supports a trading relationship worth £1.2bn with the African nation's whose products include bananas, tinned tuna and cocoa. 

UK exports will benefit from tariff liberalisation from 2023, including machinery, electronics and chemical products.

International Trade Secretary Truss said: “We can now look forward to deepening our relationship in future, and working together to secure a broader agreement with the region.”