Business and Investment Consultant, who is also President of the Ghana-China Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Daniel Antwi Boasiako, has advised Ghanaians to try as much as possible to separate politics from doing business and investments since the trend can pose grave threat to potential investors and business men.
He has therefore called for the support of all stakeholders in the business sector as well as those who matter in processing business documentations to stop the practice of fishing for political colours of people before they grant special favours.
Mr. Daniel Antwi Boasiako, was speaking in an exclusive interview with ModernGhana on what needs to be done to breathe investor confidence into the Ghanaian economy.
“You see, when it comes to business, it is a different ball game from those political games that people often play. As matter of fact, it is paramount to put the interest of the nation first considering the suffering number of unemployed graduates and youth on the streets, who are always roaming looking for jobs. Those who don’t have jobs are Ghanaians not NPP or NDC or CPP or PNC unemployed citizens,” Mr. Daniel Antwi Boasiako stressed.
He further indicated that there is the need to develop the habit of creating the right investment atmosphere for those who wish to invest in Ghana without any political faces.
“If a business man invests in Ghana, at the end of the day, it is Ghana that stands to benefit since he or she would be creating jobs for idle hands. Business men are businessmen who should not be tagged at all in pursuit of any political agenda,” the business consultant further stated.
He also cautioned that if the trend does not cease from hence, then Ghana risks losing a lot of investors as a result of useless political tagging.
“When you are seeking documents to support your investment drive, they will tell you this man or that man is an NPP man or an NDC man so order from above says the documents cannot be processed. When you take critical look at this instance, who stands to lose at the end my brother, is it not Ghana?” worried Antwi Boasiako queried.
He bemoaned the trend where Ghanaians read political meanings into everything even if Ghana stands to benefit from it.