Ghana, best place to invest in Africa – Madam Dapaah

By Kodjo
Adams, GNA

Accra, Sept 19, GNA – Madam Cecilia Abena
Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Wednesday, encouraged
investors to take advantage of the country’s conducive environment for business
saying, “Ghana is the best place to invest in Africa”.

She said the country had all the ‘ingredients’
to do business and urged foreign investors to abide by the rules and
regulations to enjoy their stay and ensure peaceful coexistence.

Madam Dapaah said this when Mr Birender Singh
Yadav, the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, called on her, in Accra, to
invite her to the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi, in India, on
October 2.

Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of India’s
non-violent independence movement against British Rule and an advocate for the
civil rights of Indians. He also inspired similar campaigns across the world.

Madam Dapaah welcomed the collaboration with
the India Community in the country, and pledged to continue the relationship
for mutual benefits.

She expressed readiness to participate in the
celebration, explaining that the event would create effective synergies for
both countries to share ideas on national issues, especially in area of
sanitation and water.

She 
said as an India business delegation intended to set up a solar pump for
water there should be technology transfer and capacity building for the
Ghanaian side  so that they would not
perpetually  rely on their Indian
counterparts for technical support.

The Minister explained that the move would
enable Ghanaians to have hands-on experience and be equipped with the
technology know-how to address the challenges that may be associated with
running Indian technologies.

She said the Ministry had been collaborating
with Non-Governmental Organisations to provide various forms of drinking water
in the rural areas, such as stand-alone boreholes and mechanized systems.

Madam Dapaah said as of 2017 water projects,
such as the Wa, Essakyir, Akim Oda and Winneba Water Projects had been
completed, while 1,000 boreholes were drilled.

A number of Cabinet Memoranda on funding to
support the improvement of water supply across the country had been prepared
and submitted to the Ministry of Finance towards the execution of the projects
including those in Yendi, Damongo, Tamale, Sekondi-Takoradi, Sunyani,
Dorma-Ahenkro, Essiama, Begoro-Fanteakwa and Kpong Phase II.

The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, for his
part, said the idea behind the series of events was to spread the philosophy of
Mahatma Gandhi to the masses, especially the concept of communal harmony.

Mr Yadav said the programme would be followed
by academic events like lecture series and symposiums on topics related to the
philosophies practised by Mahatma Gandhi.

College students from educational institutions
across the globe and academics would be encouraged to participate in the
programmes.

“There will be drama and short film
competitions on the themes of the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi,” he added.

GNA

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