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17.03.2009 Business & Finance

Government Will Create Enabling Environment For Business - President

By ISD (Zakari Musah)

President J.E.A Mills (right) interacting with Mr Lazarus Angbazo, President and CEO of Sub-Sahara Africa General Electrical

The President, John Evans Atta Mills, yesterday affirmed Government's commitment to creating an enabling environment for businesses in the country in order to open up job opportunities for the people.

'Government's top agenda is to create jobs for the people and we will ensure that there is an enabling environment such as the rule of law to beckon businesses into the country. When businesses are booming in the country, more jobs will also be created,' he stated.

The President made these remarks when a delegation, led by Mr Lazarus Angbazo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sub-Sahara Africa General Electrical (GE) called on him at the Castle Osu, Accra.

President Mills assured the delegation that any investor that comes to Ghana will yield positive results, saying any country that is poised for serious business ought to ensure that everything is in order.

He also assured Ghanaians that more opportunities will be opened up. 'The government will ensure that whatever benefit it derives will be used for the people. The citizenry will feel at home and have confidence in the Government since it will do all it can to ensure that burdens of the people are alleviated,' the President said.

The leader of the delegation commended Ghana for holding spectacular elections and said it is good news for Africa. 'In business, it creates an enabling environment for the country,' he added.

Mr Lazarus Angbazo said the visit was to introduce the company to the President and ascertain Government's priorities and goals so that the company can also bring their expertise to bare.

He explained that GE focuses on investment in the health sector, philanthropic activities, and energy sector among others.

He observed that Ghana has potentials in security and in almost all aspect, saying what is left is confidence to work together.