- President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed a packed room of foreign investors at the 2020 Expo in Dubai on Tuesday
- He told them Ghana was a safe place to invest because of progressive efforts to digitalise the economy
- He said the business opportunities in Ghana are numerous and backed by a safe and business-friendly environment
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has been wooing investors at the 2020 Dubai Expo, where the government hopes to make a good case for investments in the Ghanaian economy.
The President told investors that Ghana presents the safest place in Africa for investments.
He also said efforts to formalise the economy has been progressive, citing the digital address system and the Ghana ID as evidence.
“Our engagement at the Expo is themed on Opportunity, because we are a nation of unquestionably attractive opportunities,” he told a large audience on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
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Hundreds of investors and business moguls have converged at the 2020 Expo in Dubai.
He said Ghana has moved away from earlier uncertainties that clouded the country's path towards progress and prosperity, and the last twenty-nine years of democratic governance in the 4th Republic have generally been the period of the greatest economic growth in our history.
"Our engagement at the Expo is themed on Opportunity, because we are a nation of unquestionably attractive opportunities. Indeed, prior to the onset of COVID-19, Ghana, in 2017, 2018 and 2019, that is during my first term in office, recorded annual average GDP growth rates of seven percent (7%), making our economy one of the fastest growing in the world at the time. At the height of the pandemic, in 2020, we were, indeed, one of the few countries to record positive growth," he told the gathering of foreign investors.
Ghana’s Ministry of Energy is championing a cause to get investors to turn their attention to the country’s numerous opportunities in the oil and gas sector.
Akufo-Addo Finally Flies Commercial To Dubai After Ablakwa’s ‘Attacks’
In a related development, Nana Akufo-Addo flew on a commercial jet for an official business, the Dubai Expo 2022, for the first time since becoming president.
This follows a sustained and relentless campaign by opposition MP for North Tongu, Okudzeto Ablakwa, against what he described variously as expensive and luxurious private jet flights by the President.
On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, the MP, who has kept a close watch on the President’s travels, took to Twitter to announce that the President’s recent trip to Dubai was made on a commercial jet.
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