The German-Ghana Investment Forum on Thursday opened in Accra and Berlin concurrently, with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo re-assuring the investor community of his country being a safe place for great investment opportunities.
He said Ghana continued to be a haven of peace, security and stability where the rule of law worked with the private sector providing the right support to form partnerships with investors towards boosting the “Ghana beyond Aid” agenda.
President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, together with Angela Merkel, both addressed the forum via a video conference.
It was organised under the scope of the G20 Compact with Africa and hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET).
The IFC G20 Compact Forum is the first in the series and marks the beginning of putting the Compact into practice in Africa.
President Akufo-Addo said he had been advocating for a relationship with the rest of the world on training and investment cooperation, which was the most effective way to guarantee progress and prosperity for the mass of Ghanaians and enhance the standards of living.
He said he was delighted of the decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to align her government’s traditional development support to that of “Ghana beyond Aid” agenda.
He praised Germany’s efforts that led to the G20 Compact with Africa, aimed at ensuring more private sector investments.