The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana has moved away from the earlier uncertainties that clouded her path towards progress and prosperity, and the last twenty-nine years of democratic governance in the 4th Republic have generally been the period of the greatest economic growth in our history.
Delivering a statement on “Ghana Day” at the ongoing Dubai Expo 2020, on Tuesday, 8th March 2022, President Akufo-Addo noted that “Our engagement at the Expo is themed on Opportunity, because we are a nation of unquestionably attractive opportunities.”
According to President Akufo-Addo, Ghana is, today, the safest country in West Africa, is the largest recipient of foreign direct investment in West Africa, and is ranked 3rd in the Ease of Doing Business Index in West Africa.
“We are the new commercial capital of Africa by virtue of our hosting of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), we are the 2nd largest cocoa producer in the world, we are the largest producer of gold in Africa, we are endowed with considerable deposits of bauxite, iron ore, manganese, lithium, oil and gas, diamonds, and timber, and we are geographically closer than any other country to the centre of the planet”, the President added.
He continued, “We are a country where investments are secure and protected under a governance system where an independent judiciary upholds the rule of law and respect for private property rights.”
Stressing that Ghana is “Ready for Business”, President Akufo-Addo noted that Government is determined to build a business-friendly economy that will enable Ghana get to the stage where the exploitation of the opportunities that are available will help her build an optimistic, self-confident and prosperous nation.