KUMASI, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has underlined his government’s determination to bring down the cost of doing business in Ghana and to provide opportunities for private sector investment, adding that a major priority is to grow the economy and to make sure it becomes more robust and resilient.
The government is eager to place the economy in a position in which it will create jobs and wealth for the people, he said Monday when addressing a public rally in Kumasi, the capital of Ashanti Region (Province), on the last leg of his three-day visit to thank the people for voting for him and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) in last December’s general election.
President Akufo-Addo spoke of a comprehensive business-friendly environment, adding that, Kumasi, the second biggest city in the country after the capital, Accra, would be turned into the country’s second industrial zone after Tema, near Accra.
Kumasi has over the years been noted for its vibrant business and industrial activities, and has one of the largest metal fabrication enclaves across the continent. It also boasts of the largest open market in the West African sub-region alongside a thriving weaving, art and craft industry.
President Akufo-Addo stated that the government had progressed far with plans to establish industrial parks in all the 10 regions of Ghana to encourage and support the development of local industries. The overall economic agenda is to bring transformational change in all sectors of the economy to create jobs and fight poverty.
He urged local businesses to take advantage of the economic and industrial programmes to expand their operations.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK