Business News Thu, 27 Mar 2003

Ghana Is A Haven For Investment - Kufuor

President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged African-American investors to look up to Ghana as a haven of peace, qualitative and affordable labour to partner and invest. "We see you as part of us, as corporate entities and the facilities in Ghana are good for investments. You could make more legitimate millions of dollars".

President Kufuor was addressing a 20-member delegation of the National Black Chamber of Commerce of the US at the Castle, Osu. The delegation is on a week's tour of the country to explore business investment opportunities.

The tour brokered by Ghana's Ambassador to the US, Alan Kyerematen is also to strengthen the bonds of trade between Ghana and the US.

President Kufuor said members of the Chamber and other investors could gain access to the US markets with their products from Ghana, through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) visa status provided for Ghana.

He asked them to use their tour to genuinely assess the investment climate in the country and take advantage of Ghana's main assets - the people, who are friendly and quick to learn.

Mr Kyerematen said one of the objectives set up by the Ghana Embassy in the US was to deepen and enhance economic co-operation between the two countries.