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17 July 2017

CAPE COAST MCE courts USA investors

The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Hon Ernest Arthur, has paid a courtesy call on Mr. Richard Thomas, the Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America.

The visit forms part of his quest to bring in the needed investment that will cause the people in the metropolis to enjoy better livelihood.

In what was to be a private visit to the United States of America, Hon. Arthur ceased the opportunity to discuss bilateral relations and investment opportunities with the Mayor of Mount Vernon.

The two discussed investment opportunities in Cape Coast and how investors in America especially Mount Vernon can take advantage.

I decided to speak to Thomas on investments and cooperation because, our cities share commonalities. That is, our rich history. Thus, the structure of the economy of Mount Vernon may be similar to Cape Coast. I indicated to them that they can invest in the tourism sector, agriculture, manufacturing, real estate and hotel accommodation” Hon. Arthur stated.

The Mayor of Mount Vernon, Mr. Richard Thomas according to him expressed his delight for the visit and promised to support the developmental drive being pursued by the Cape Coast Mayor.


Speaking to Kasapa News’ Central regional Correspondent on his return from the trip , Hon. Ernest Arthur explained that a possible sister- city relationship between Cape Coast and Mount Vernon is in the offing as the two discussed partnership between the two cities.

He stressed that the Mayor of Mount Vernon even expressed his readiness to lobby investors to invest in Cape Coast thereby improving living standards in the town .

The Mayor, he said has even accepted an invitation to visit Cape Coast anytime soon to acquaint himself with investment opportunities.

Hon Ernest Arthur also paid a visit to Mr. Barry Lefkowitz, a former Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey.

Mr. Lefkowitz is currently the President of Management and Government Resources, LLC Economic Development, Governmental Relations and Strategic Partnering.

Hon. Arthur explained that the meeting discussed investment opportunities in Cape Coast and how Mr. Lefkowitz and his group could help.

He indicated that Mr. Barry Lefkowitz and his group have expressed their willingness to take advantage of tourism resources in Cape Coast to invest in hotel accommodation, real estate and other tourism facilities.

The MCE of Cape Coast has indeed promised to do his best possible in restoring the lost image of the metropolis by bringing about a holistic development in the lives of the people.

As I indicated in my inaugural address, I am committed to fighting joblessness, poor sanitation and fallen standards of education. The Assembly cannot do it alone, we need partners and that is why I ceased this opportunity to meet these great people” the MCE stated.

By: Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour

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