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05.03.2013 General News

Veep intensifies calls for domestic participation in critical sectors

By myjoyonline
Mr. Naveed Riaz exchanging pleasantries with Veep, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur
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Mr. Naveed Riaz exchanging pleasantries with Veep, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur

The Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has advocated for domestic participation in public private participation in the financing of energy, roads and other critical sectors.

“It is our determination to move Ghana's economy from one that is principally driven by the private sector and President Mahama is very much on course to encourage local participation across different sectors of the Ghanaian economy”- Mr. Amissah-Arthur said.

The Vice President made this remark when the Chief Executive Officer of Citibank for Africa, Naveed Riaz paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra. Mr. Naveed Riaz is in the country on a working visit.

Mr. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur said government has over the years committed itself to boosting the confidence of the investment market and emphasized the need for Ghanaian entrepreneurs to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that government has created.

Mr. Naveed Riaz commended government for the plans it has put in place to effectively provide the needed infrastructure that are needed for the smooth take-off of major developments. According to him, government's determination to move the country from its present state to an upper middle income economy is very laudable and urged more investors to see Ghana as a thriving market in Africa.

Citibank is a US-based bank with representative office in Ghana. The bank has had presence in Africa for over 50 years and operates in 16 countries in Africa.

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