The Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo Friday night assured investors that his country is open for business.
Speaking to a delegation of investors from the United Arab Emirates which included the Chairman of the Al Serkal Group, Eisa Bin Nasser Alserkal, a Dubai-based business conglomerate, the president also assured them of the creation of a conducive business environment which will ensure that businesses flourish, thereby creating prosperity for Ghanaians.
The delegation was at the Flagstaff House in Accra to pay a courtesy call on the president, the presidency said in a release.
President Akufo-Addo noted that the topmost priority of his government is to create jobs for Ghanaians and return the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.
He told the delegation that the industrialization of the economy, with the aim of moving the country away from being dependent on raw material exports to an economy of value-added activities, and the revival of Ghanaian agriculture will be his main focus.
President Akufo-Addo said it is for this reason that his government is determined to partner with investors and the private sector to set up strategic industries, with the aim of helping to create jobs for the youth.
On his part, Alserkal said the decision of his company to invest in Ghana stemmed from its belief that Ghana offered the right opportunities for investors in Africa.
Al Serkal is a business conglomerate based in Dubai, with a bouquet of companies in the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, petrochemicals, commercial and residential real estate, banking, mobile telephony and construction services. Enditem