Minister reiterates government’s commitment to building friendly business environment

| Updated Aug 22, 2017 at 11:00am



The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has reiterated government’s commitment to creating the most friendly business environment that would result in mutually rewarding economic returns.

Delivering the keynote address at the Ghana Investment Summit 2017 in Accra, Mr Osafo-Maafo said government’s proposed initiatives to strengthen the economy and deliver good paying jobs would create an environment that would attract investors.

Mr Osafo-Maafo said the country does not only have an excellent geographic location, but also enjoyed geo-political stability, rule of law, economic steadiness and highly educated population.

The Investment Summit 2017, being hosted by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), is to attract strategic and development funding for key government projects, match growth-oriented businesses with international partners and investors and showcase the country as the premier investment destination in Africa.

Mr Osafo-Maafo said Ghana is in the early stages of an industrial transformation and private sector investment is a significant part of the plan.

He said Government intends to deliver its development agenda in partnership with the private sector, both local corporate bodies and multinationals.

The Senior Minister said government’s bold initiatives are opening new and innovative spaces for investment, including railway development, an integrated aluminum industry and establishment of industrial parks.