Tue, 28 May 2024 Headlines

My gov’t will revive the “Gateway Programme” to reposition Ghana as the gateway for African investments – Mahama

John Dramani MahamaJohn Dramani Mahama

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has disclosed his plans to revive the “Gateway Programme” with the aim of repositioning Ghana as the gateway for African investments.

This is after lamenting the shutdown of some multinational companies in the country including GAME and Glovo.

Speaking at the 8th CEO Summit in Accra on Monday, May 27, John Dramani Mahama said his next government after Ghanaians vote him President will create an environment conducive to businesses, to attract foreign investments, invigorate local entrepreneurship, and propel sustainable economic growth.

“Our foreign missions will establish trade and business innovation desks to position Ghana as a business hub. They will thereby assist multinationals and local companies in achieving growth while advocating for the expansion, enhancement, and diversification of local industries.

“We will revive the “Gateway Programme” to reposition Ghana as the gateway for African investments. Ghanaian-registered businesses will be given priority in government procurements. We want Ghanaian businesspeople to dominate the economy,” John Dramani Mahama said.

In his address, the flagbearer of the NDC argued that it should be of concern that Ghana is ranked 99 out of 123 countries in the 2023 Global Innovation Index, insisting that it is unacceptable.

He said this highlights the urgent need to diversify the economy and establish the necessary structures and programmes to enhance Ghana's innovation ecosystem.

“The demand for skilled talent is unprecedented. To ensure Ghana's competitiveness and adaptability to emerging trends, we are committed to upscaling the skills of our workforce across diverse fields such as technology, engineering, craftsmanship, seafaring, manufacturing, healthcare, and renewable energy,” John Dramani Mahama assured.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
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