President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo is currently out of the country in the United States of America and his doing his best to sell the country as the place to invest. Addressing members of the Black Business Community in the United States, Akufo-Addo advertised the numerous investment opportunities lying dormant and ripe in the country and the measures that have been put in place to drag the nation out heap created by the COVID-19 pandemic
Delivering the keynote address at the “Africa Flagship Programme” session of the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, being held in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, 1st December 2021, President Akufo-Addo stated that “it is a great time to invest in Ghana, for the opportunities are bright”.
The President said despite the difficulties many countries including Ghana face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has been able to put in measures to stimulate economic growth and is sending out the right signals to the global investment community that Ghana is a fertile ground for potential investors.
“Last year, 2020, Ghana recorded FDI of US$2.65 billion from two hundred and seventy-nine (279) projects. For 2021 alone, the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) recorded FDI of nine hundred and seventy-three million dollars (US$973.38 million), from one hundred and seventy-three (173) projects for the first three quarters of the year, with large ticket projects in the pipeline to boost FDI flows by the close of year” he said.