President Akufo-Addo has told global leaders that Ghana is ripe for business, inviting titans of the private sector to take advantage of a US$459billion development roadmap.
The President made the call when he launched the Ghana Financing Roadmap for the realization of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in Accra on Tuesday.
“Ghana is a prime, ripe destination for doing business. We are ranked as the most stable political environment in West Africa, and the best place to do business in the Region. We have established strong democratic institutions and systems to ensure good governance and the rule of law in our country. And we are blessed to have an entrepreneurial and dynamic youth population, who are very savvy with technology and innovation,” the President said.
He reiterated that the opportunity is hinged on Ghana’s pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With Ghana’s Financing Roadmap estimating a financing gap of some four hundred and fifty billion dollars (US$450 billion) over the next decade to 2030, the President stressed that this is a US$450 billion business and investment opportunity for the private sector.
He, thus, extended an invitation to the private sector, domestic and foreign, to take full advantage of the great SDG-related business opportunities that presently exist in Ghana, in the areas of infrastructural development, agriculture, industry, energy, health, communication, education, water and sanitation.
According to President Akufo-Addo, “Ghana’s commitment to the SDGs is borne out of a fundamental belief that the SDGs are at the heart of the development challenges that we face and that they offer significant prospects for Ghana’s transformation and development.”
He told the gathering that the SDGs will continue to be the driving factors in the formulation of Ghana’s development policy, and her overall resource allocation.
“One thing that is clear is that the pandemic has not only heightened our challenges, but it has also created new ones and exacerbated the financing gap that we face in the implementation of the SDGs,” he said