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General News Wed, 31 Jul 2019

More needs to be done to diversify the economy - Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America, Nancy Pelosi has called on government to continue to support smart development strategies that target sustainable economic growth in the country and Africa at large.

She added that even though Ghana is leading in intra-African trade, more needs to be done to diversify the economy.

She was speaking on the floor of parliament, Wednesday during a visit in Ghana to mark 400 years since the arrival of the first African slaves in Jamestown.

"Together, our government must continue to support smart development strategies that spur sustainable economic growth and lift up all families in Ghana and Africa."

"Ghana is already a leader in itra-African trade. But we must do more to diversify economies and encourage trade throughout the continent so that we can create the regional security and stability necessary to achieve prosperity across West Africa," she added

She noted that government "must create educational and economic opportunities that allow every student and worker to climb the ladders of opportunity".

Source: www.ghanaweb.com