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Press Review Mon, 21 May 2012

First Capital Plus

FIRST CAPITAL PLUS

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SHAREHOLDERS OF FIRST CAPITAL PLUS (GHANA) AND FIRST CAPITAL OF SWITZERLAND INVESTMENT BANK (UAE) TO SET UP SUGAR PROCESSING FACTORY

The shareholders of First Capital Plus and First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank are to set up a sugar processing factory in Kyebi and make other investments related to food security. This was disclosed when a 12-member high powered delegation of First Capital Plus (FCP) and First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank (FCS) led by Mr. William Ato Essien, CEO of First Capital Plus (FCP) paid a courtesy call on the Okyehene; Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin in his Palace at Kyebi on May Day to discuss investments related to food security.

The delegation included Mr. Abdulrahman Murtaz Al Ansari, Group CEO (FCS), Anthony D’Aniello, Group COO & Head of Wealth Management (FCS), Mr. Stephen Enchil, Executive Vice Chairman (FCP), Mr. Kofi Mensah, COO (FCP), Mr. Thompson Dwumah, Executive Manager, Treasury & Investment (FCP), Mr. Stephan Antoh, Executive Manager, Corporate Affairs, Legal & H.R (FCP), Oheneba Osei-Akoto, Executive Manager, Business Development & Speedbanking (FCP), Edwin Anti, Branch Manager (FCP), James Acquaye, Head of Security (FCP), Benoni Asihene, Secretary to Executive Committee (FCP) and Nana Yaw Kesse, Corporate Affairs Officer (FCP).

The Okyehene assured the delegation that Ghana is an investor friendly nation and stressed that his community is not interested in handouts but rather on sustainable long-term investments that will empower the people and transform their livelihood.

The Okyehene was of the view that the UAE’s massive development was made possible by a team of young, intelligent and ambitious individuals who were not afraid to take bold and strategic initiatives and he believes that the leadership qualities exhibited by young people like Mr. William Ato Essien will lead to a transformation of Ghana’s economy in the near future.

He admonished the team to be conscious of the environment since environmental protection and preservation is a critical element of Okyeman’s mandate.

Mr. Al Ansari thanked the Chief for his hospitality and assured him that the choice of Ghana was a strategic decision and that the team was focused on sustainable long-term developments that will transform the livelihood of the society. Mr. Al Ansari also made a firm commitment to seek a holistic societal improvement that will include environmental protection, investment in healthcare and youth empowerment.

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Source: First Capital Plus