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Oct 3, 2014

Ghana is peaceful and stable for investment - President Mahama


 

Ghana is the most peaceful and stable country in the West African sub-region for doing fruitful business and investment, President John Dramani Mahama said.

"Ghana is not affected by any security threat, or disease that can deter investment, although we are surrounded by others that are facing some challenges in the sub-region," he said.

President Mahama said this when he addressed members of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce as part of his visit to Boston, Massachusetts, after attending the 69th UN General Assembly in New York.

The members who had expressed interest in investing in Africa and Ghana especially, wanted to have a forum with President Mahama to find out areas of interest for investments.

President Mahama said apart from the oil and gas industry that was receiving massive following, other areasworth partnering with investors were transport, shopping malls, leisure parks, and the hospitality industry.

 

He said Government was also leveraging investment in agriculture, where more emphasis would be placed on fruits such as mango, pineapple and  oranges for processing and for export.

President Mahama said Ghana was endowed with skillful personnel who would bring their expertise to bear to soar the activities of investments in the country and beyond.

"Although Afriica, for some decades ago, was engulfed in coups d'état and other anti-human activities, it has now become the best continent for investment and other business activities," President Mahama said.

Mr Timothy Murray, President of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, said Ghana was one of the seven African countries they had planned to invest in and expressed appreciation to President Mahama for the interaction, which he described as 'very fruitful."