General News Thu, 21 Nov 2002

Reference Book on Ghana Launched in London

Ghana Register, a reference book on Ghana has been launched in London. The 300-page book written by Ivor Kobina Green Street, a Barrister at law provides vital information on the executive, legislature, judiciary, Council of State, diplomatic community, international agencies and selected business in the country.

Present at the event were Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK, Mr. Isaac Osei, Nana Akomea, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Janet Boateng, wife of the Hon Paul Boateng, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Mr. Kwabena Baah-Duodu, Deputy High Commissioner and representatives of the business community with links to Ghana, and friends of Ghana.

Launching the book, Mr. Osei appealed to Ghanaians to cultivate the habit of writing books on all aspects of life in Ghana for the benefit o the present and future generation.

He said it was important for Ghanaians at this stage of our national development to be seen to be telling our story from our own perspective instead of being recipients of information from foreigners.

Mr. Osei described the Ghana Register as a most welcome publication, especially coming at a time that the Government is setting the machinery in motion for the growth of the economy and consolidating the gains of democratic governance.

He said the significant aspect of the Ghana Register is the compilation of a new generation of businesses, which are taking advantage of the favorable investment climate in Ghana, and which are poised to link up with international business and finance in order to generate wealth.

By presenting the section on business, he said, the publisher has given recognition to the vital role of the private sector in national development in line with the President’s vision of a Golden Age of Business.

The first five copies of the book especially autographed by the author were auctioned at the event, sponsored by Excel Marketing and Training Consultancy Ltd. UK.

Source: The Ghana High Commission