January 16, 2021

Accra: 2nd Forum Ghana-Malta Business Forum Held

The 2nd Ghana-Malta Business Forum has been held in Accra.

The forum was patronised by high profile business executives and captains of industry from both Ghana and Malta.

At the forum was also the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding between some key government agencies including the Ghana Standards Authority, Ghana Investment Promotion Center and some private enterprises.

The Minister of Trade and industry for Ghana, Hon Alan Kyerematen who was at the forum used the opportunity to welcome the business executives from Malta. “On behalf of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the people of the Republic of Ghana and on my own behalf, I wish to express our appreciation for the confidence the government and the business community of Malta have shown in Ghana, through this Second Business Forum.”

Hon Alan Kyerematen said Ghana has a stable macroeconomic environment that enables businesses to plan with certainty, invest and thrive.

He added that this is a fundamental pre-requisite to transforming Ghana’s economy, so we can bring progress, prosperity and development to our people, and move our country to a situation beyond aid”.

Mr Kyerematen used the forum to re-echo a number of initiatives and key strategic programs being implemented to achieve a Ghana Beyond Aid and also the industrialization agenda of the government.

This included the 1D1F, Strategic anchor, Stimulus package and the Business Regulatory Reform, he said “we have introduced a comprehensive Business Regulatory Reform (BRR) Programme, which is a 3-year initiative coordinated by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and implemented in partnership with other Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), aimed at improving the business atmosphere in Ghana.”

In his speech, Mr. Silvio Schembri, Minister for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses of Malta acknowledged the warm reception by Ghanaians and stated that he already feels at home even though this is his first trade mission to Ghana.

He assured the business executives present of good business networking and partnership as the government and people of Malta are very much ready to invest in Ghana and also to use Ghana as the main point of business entry into Africa.

Present at the business forum was the Director-General of Ghana Standards Authority, Prof Alex Doodo, Board Chairman of Ghana Export Promotion Authority, the President of Association of Ghana Industries among many other key industry players.

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