Gov Has Made Business Environment Attractive- Veep

Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah, on Thursday, assured the international community of the determination of the government of Ghana to consolidate the country’s economic growth.

He said with good economic indicators in recent times, the government was making the business environment in Ghana more attractive for investors and partners.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur said the government was reducing the time of doing business and adopting measures that would reduce interest rates on loans with the overall objectives of consolidating the growth rate.

The Vice President gave the assurance when Ms Joy Hutcheon, Director General of Country Programmes of the UK Department for International Development, paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

The meeting afforded Ghana and the UK the opportunity to review partnership programmmes of the two countries for development and co-operation, and the initiation of new ones plans.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur lauded the British Government for its assistance and partnership with Ghana over the years, and assured the UK and other development partners of the Government’s commitment to sound fiscal management.

Ms Hutchoen, who was making her first working visit to Ghana, praised the relations between the UK and Ghana.

She said Ghana was envy to many countries because of its track record in the practice of democratic governance in the last two decades.She announced that the DFID had distributed four million bed-nets across the country in recent years as part of a malaria control programmes in Ghana.

‘This is the time to enhance the Ghana-UK relations and partner Ghana in resolving the challenges we both face,’ Ms Huthcheon said. GNA