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Maltese Businesses Explore investment opportunities in Ghana

Accra, July 29, GNA – The Ghana Investment
Promotion Centre (GIPC) held an investment presentation for a 28-member
business delegation from Malta, on a variety of business and investment
opportunities existing in Ghana.

The meeting, co-ordinated in partnership with
the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, TradeMalta, and the
Honorary Consulate of Malta in Accra, spurred fruitful conversation on
investment opportunities in a variety of sectors including, housing, logistics,
finance,  and education.

It also marked the occasion of the state visit
of the President of Malta, Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro-Preca, who is in
the country to explore possible areas of business collaboration as well as
strengthen economic ties.

Malta is a Southern European island country
located in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Italy and Tunisia.

Addressing the delegation, the Director of
Investor Services at GIPC, Mr Edward Ashong- Lartey spoke about Ghana’s
positive outlook on investment, the strong government commitment to ensuring a
safe, vibrant investment environment, and also enumerated the role of GIPC and
the various services offered.

He highlighted some of the investment prospects
in Ghana which included agriculture and agro-processing, manufacturing,
tourism, energy, infrastructure & transportation, financial services,
information and communication technology (ICT), health, an education.

These growth areas, coupled with Ghana’s
central location in the sub-region, trainable labour and ready access to the
300 million-strong Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) market
were some of the advantages of investing in Ghana.

“We are the best destination for ease of doing
business in West Africa according to the World of Doing Business Report, 2017.
We also have a stable democracy,” he said.

Member of the delegation represented various
economic sectors including manufacturing, energy, information and communication
technology, health, education, aviation, hospitality, and services also took
the opportunity to ask questions related to their areas of interest.

GNA

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