*On Ghana’s economic outlook & recovery at Chatham House, UK

Story: Kwabena AKYEANA

Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Kwadwo Alan Kyeremanten has underscored  the importance of  government’s key interventions such as One District, One Factory (1D1F) , GhanaCARES,  and the YouStart programmes in improving the country’s ability to locally produce more goods and optmise the opportunities of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

He noted the government’s aggressiveness in pursuing such  pro-poor interventions.

Mr Alan Kyeremanten who is currently  in  the United Kingdom (UK) on a visit   made these observations at Chatham  House on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 when he addressed an audience of some selected policymakers, senior business representatives, diplomats  and other experts on the topic, “Ghana’s Economic Outlook and Recovery”. 

Earlier in the day,  the Ghana’s trade minister joined Baroness Kate Hoey, UK Trade Envoy to Ghana, to launch the UK-Ghana Investors’ Group. 

The group aims at showcasing Ghana to private investors as a great destination for investment and reinforcing the UK’s commitment to be Ghana’s investment partner choice.

Prior to speaking at Chatham House, Mr Kyeremanten led the Ghanaian delegation to a round-table discussion with about 20 Chief Executive Officers in the pharmaceutical industry.

The engagement was part of the UK-Ghana Business Council Meeting to showcase Ghana’s investment environment and opportunities in the sector. 

This was followed by a moderated discussion led by Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds MP, former UK Minister responsible for Africa.

Other members of Ghana’s delegation included, Ghana’s High Commissioner to UK, the Minister of State for Finance, the Deputy Minister for Energy, the CEO of GIPC and a host of representatives from the Pharmaceutical industry in Ghana.

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