Investors urged to take advantage of opportunities in C/R


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The Central Regional Chapter of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged local and foreign investors to take advantage of the agriculture and tourism opportunities and invest in the region.

By
Afedzi Abdullah, GNA

Elmina (C/R), Aug.
28, GNA – The Central Regional Chapter of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and
Industry has urged local and foreign investors to take advantage of the
agriculture and tourism opportunities and invest in the region.

According to the
chamber there are enormous investment opportunities but it requires major
capital injection to explore and harness all the economic potentials for
improved living standards.

Mr Anthony
Pokoo-Aikins, the Regional Chairman of the Chamber, who was speaking at the Chief
Executive Officer’s breakfast meeting, said there was more than 680,000 acres
of land available for use in the Central Region but only 10, 000 is  being used, an indication that the region is
being under-utilised.

The breakfast
meeting was to create the platform for the business community to digest on
social and economic problems facing the Central Region with emphasis on
investment opportunities that could be useful and tapped by entrepreneurs.

It was on the theme:
“Creating Job Opportunities through Local and Foreign Investment in the Central
Region.”

Mr Pokoo-Aikins said
one of the core objectives of the Chamber was to bring on board all
institutions to enable them to build the private sector.

He said the Chamber
was working around the clock with the University of Cape Coast Business School
and other stakeholders to put mechanisms in place to attract investors into the
region.

Mr Harry Ebenezer
Mensah, the National Treasure of the Chamber, urged small businesses to take
advantage of the enabling environment created by the Government to enhance the
growth of their business.

He advised small
scale business entrepreneurs to register and join associations such as the
Ghana Chamber of Commerce to enjoy the opportunities available.

He expressed the
hope that with the steps being taken by the Chamber, the Central Region would
be counted among the best regions in terms of development in the next five
years.

GNA


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