Investors urged to partner gov’t on ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda

Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark, H.E. Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa

The vision of government’s ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda can be fully attained when prospective investors commit investments into the various sectors of the local economy, Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark, Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, has suggested.

According to the Ambassador “Ghana is open for business”, and urged the delegation she wooed from Finland to Ghana to join hands with entrepreneurs and support the One District, One Factory (1D1F); One Village, One Dam; Planting for Food and Jobs, as well as Free Education. Government’s policy is: “We invite investors from these areas to come in, and many more”.

She made the call at a seminar in Accra last week, organised by the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) in collaboration with Finnpartnership, Ghana Embassy in Denmark, Embassy of Finland in Abuja, and Business Finland.

The Ambassador stated that the programme was aimed at launching Ghana into Agro- Industrialisation, adding that “choosing Ghana for business is an excellent decision”.

She reiterated that Ghana continues to be the gateway to Africa, hence the need to implement successful policies.

The Executive Director of NBSSI, Ms. Kosi Yankey, on her part maintained that she is excited about the collaboration and looks forward to more of such partnerships.

Ghana beyond Aid means finding strong partners for Ghana and trading globally to strengthen their businesses for growth, she noted.

She advised entrepreneurs to build the right relationships in order to attract partnerships, and further urged them to take advantage of opportunities to strengthen their relationships.

The Finnpartnership is a Finnish Business Partnership Programme financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland.

The seminar’s objective was to introduce Finnish investors to Ghanaian businesses, and also offer Ghanaian and Finnish companies an opportunity to create new business linkages. The total number of participants was eighty-four (84).

The participants were taken through the process for accessing the Finpartnership, and how to take advantage of the numerous opportunities it has to offer businesses in Ghana.

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