A former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has told investors across the continent that Ghana has the most favourable environment for businesses to thrive hence the need for them to invest in the country’s economy.
Mr. Anyidoho, who is a Vice President of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP), said Ghana has a stable political environment that enhances business growth.
Koku Anyidoho made the point while addressing the 2019 Economic Forum under the auspices of CAPP, taking place at Hamamat, Tunisia.
He said more important than strong economic standing of a country is political stability.
“No matter the economic fundamentals, if there is no stability, forget it. Is a basic principle no matter the fundamentals, if there is no stability forget it. You can build the schools; you can build the hospitals; if there is no peace, if there is no stability forget it. And so for us Ghanaians, one of the cardinal things we hold onto is our political stability and relatively peaceful environment,” the politician said.
He told the investors that Ghana has enjoyed a stable democracy over the years and when it comes to Africa, Ghana has an enviable track record. He said this enviable record is what makes Ghana an attractive investment destination.
“We have a business friendly environment and we have importantly a legal regime or a justice system that allows you to seek redress in our courts and get fair judgment when the need arises.”
He further described Ghanaians as hospitable people and the country as the gateway to the West African sub-region.
“Our ports are available for Benin, Togo, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso,” among other countries.
Mr Anyidoho went on to state that Ghana has a well developed local aviation industry, which allows Ghana to connect by air in terms of our domestic travels.
He assured the gathering that “the government of Ghana is on course developing our rail sector but when it comes to air and road, Ghana is solid.”
According to him, Ghana is interested in setting up agro-processing industries because agriculture continues to remain the backbone of the economy despite the discovery of oil in commercial quantities.
He touched on the government’s agenda to create jobs through the establishment of factories and industries to help give value to our raw materials.
Under the auspices of CAPP, the Economic Forum seeks to create the necessary platforms that will trigger the synergy between African Political Parties and business conglomerates for the benefit of the continent.
Countries participating in the 2019 Economic Forum, include Ghana, Zambia, Rwanda, Chad, Somalia, Libya, Republic of Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, and the host country, Tunisia.
By: citinewsroom.com | Ghana