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11.05.2007 General News

President Kufuor to open Investment Forum

President Kufuor to open Investment Forum

President John Agyekum Kufuor is to open the "Ghana Investment Forum" from May 21- 23, 2007, which among others, is to discuss and explore ways of attracting increased investment flows into key sectors of the economy.

A statement issued to coincide with the Forum said the event will bring together top-level corporate practitioners from local and international investment circuits, Ministers of State and officials as well as corporate leaders to celebrate the ingenuity, resourcefulness and industry of the Ghanaian entrepreneur.

Mr Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, the new Chief Executive of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), explaining the rationale behind the Forum said President Kufuor would also deliver the keynote address and host a Roundtable Conference with selected international and local sector leaders.

Mr Ahomka-Lindsay said the Forum was being held to showcase investment successes in Ghana and highlight the policies and programmes, which have been put in place to make Ghana the investment destination for domestic and international investors.

"It is also for those who are looking for investment opportunities as well as those who want to expand their businesses," he added.

There has never been a better time to invest in Ghana, Mr Ahomka-Lindsay noted, adding that business confidence was high with a very vibrant and stable economy.

Ghana's Gross Domestic Product is at a 16 year high, with a tumbling inflation and the country rated as one of the most peaceful nations in Africa and also adjudged the fastest reforming country in Africa.

Ghana is rated B+ from both Fitsch and Standard and Poors.

Source: GNA