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Feb 8, 2012

Ghana’s Economic Growth and Politic Advancement


Mr. Esko Hamilo, the Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, says Finland has lauded Ghana’s significant growth in the economic development, citing also peace and stable political atmosphere coupled with excellent human relations.

According to him, the achievement has influenced his country’s choice of Ghana as a business partner.
He disclosed this in Accra, when he lead a  30-member Government of Finland trade delegation to Ghana to exploit business opportunities for the mutual benefit of the two nations.
Mr.  Hamilo said Finland is committed to venturing into the world market to expand her businesses, and added that the delegation is made up of people with diverse skills and experiences, demonstrating the country’s interest in investing in the Ghanaian economy.
Ms. Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s Minister for Trade and Industry, said Ghana wants to position herself as an investment destination and this has reflected in the stable growth in its Gross Domestic Product through prudent economic management.
She reiterated the commitment of Government to welcome genuine investors, who can use Ghana as an outpost to reach the rest of Africa.
Ms. Tetteh asked the delegation to tap the business ingenuity of their Ghanaian counterparts while in the country.
She said, "We can team up as public private partners to come out with programmes and projects that are self-financing for the interest of our countries."
Ms. Tetteh appealed to Ghanaian business executives to increase exports to Finland and said, "We are promoting effective trading among the two countries but this should not be limited to only imports, but it should involve exports and exchange of human resources."

Source: ISD