FRANCE WILL STEP UP INVESTMENTS IN GHANA, SAYS FRENCH PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says French businesses are ready to increase their investments in all sectors of the Ghana’s economy as the country is stable, peaceful and has an enabling environment to attract investments.

Speaking when he when he called on President John Dramani Mahama at the head of State’s Flagstaff House office here over the weekend, Calls said during his two-day visit to this country, he would, among other matters, seek to cement relations and co-operation which had been initiated and explore fresh avenues of investments in the country and the entire West African coast.

He said Ghana had distinguished itself in all spheres of development and France was delighted to be associated with the country’s march towards further development, especially in the transportation and engineering sectors.

President Mahama commended the French government for the confidence reposed in Ghana adding; “We have over the years derived maximum benefits from our relations with France.”

He cited a water project in the Brong Ahafo Region (Province), where more than 300,000 people were accessing and enjoying potable water through a scheme funded by the French government.

He added that French companies operating in the country were performing creditably and he would like to see more of them in to invest in Ghana.

Citing one example, he said Cocoa Touton, a French cocoa-processing company, had been “phenomenal” in adding value to Ghana’s raw cocoa, and in the process created a number of job opportunities for young Ghanaians.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.