The President of the World Federation of Consular Corps has described Ghana as one of the most suitable destinations for investment on the African continent.
Mr Roland Dahlman said, “I will ask any investor coming to the West Coast to come to Ghana. This is because Ghana has a cohesive social fabric needed for the growth of, especially the private sector.”
Mr Dahlman stated this in an interview shortly after a press briefing on the Federation's Executive Committee Meeting in Accra on yesterday. The one-day event, which was the Committee's fourth meeting since its introduction in Athens in November 2003, was the first to be held in Ghana and Africa.
The 11-member Committee has a Ghanaian, Mr. Amarkai Amartefio, who is also the Consul General of Sweden, as member.
Mr Dahlman described the work of Mr. Amarteifio on the Committee as impressive, adding that he was of great assistance to Swedish businessmen and citizens in Ghana. The work of a consul, he said, was very important, adding that it was increasing around the globe and could be used in fostering relationships between sending and receiving countries.
For his part, Mr Amartefio said that apart from Ghana, Egypt, Madagascar and Mauritius, some African countries had expressed their desire to join the Federation. He named the countries as Botswana, Guinea and Mali, adding that the Accra meeting would help to facilitate their contacts.
The objectives of the federation are to enhance the performance of consular services on behalf of sending states in receiving states and support and improve the status, legitimacy and effectiveness of all consular offices.