Investors across the world have been assured by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that Ghana has a conducive business environment which will ensure that businesses flourish.
This was made known last Friday when the Chairman of the Al Serkal Group, Mr. Eisa Bin Nasser Alserkal, together with a delegation of investors from the United Arab Emirates, paid a courtesy call on him at the presidency.
In the presence of the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, President Akufo-Addo noted that the topmost priority of his government is to create jobs for the people of Ghana, and, thereby return the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.
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The president on Friday tweeted, "Ghana is open for business." - I told these investors from Al-Serkal Group."
It has always been the intention of President Akufo-Addo to move Ghana away from being dependent on raw material exports to an economy of value-added activities, therefore the need for the industrialisation of the economy.
It is for this reason, the President indicated, that his government is determined to partner with investors and the private sector to set up strategic industries, with the aim of helping create jobs for the youth.
These strategic industries, he revealed, include an iron and steel industry, which will exploit Ghana’s iron ore deposits across the country.
On his part, Mr. Eisa Bin Nasser Alserkal, told President Akufo-Addo that the decision to invest in Ghana stemmed from his company’s belief that Ghana offered the right opportunities for investors in Africa, and they, in turn, will help develop the country.