Ghana’s envoy to U.K woos Scottish investors

Papa Owusu-Ankomah

Papa Owusu-Ankomah

The High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, has assured Scottish business concerns of good returns for their investments in Ghana, saying the stable democratic regime and prevailing economic environment affirm Ghana’s position to serve as the ‘gateway to Scottish business in West Africa.’

He gave the assurance at a meeting with the Rt. Hon. Frank Ross, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Rt. Hon. Philip Braat, Deputy Lord Provost of Glasgow and Councillor David McDonald, Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council, in Glasgow.

Mr. Owusu-Ankomah also addressed a durbar of the Ghanaian community in Edinburg, as part of his three-day duty tour of Scotland last week.

Papa Owusu-Ankomah, who is also Ghana’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, said that the long historical relationship between Ghana and Scotland now needed to be enhanced with stronger investment partnership far beyond aid.

The envoy, who has since returned to London noted that in spite of its relatively small population, Scotland had made great strides in education, digital economy, agriculture, manufacturing, renewable energy, oil and gas, information technology, space technology, business innovation and creative arts, “and these could serve as development pathways for Ghana’s economic advancement.”

The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Deputy Lord Provost of Glasgow and Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council, in their responses, welcomed the partnership overtures from the High Commissioner and indicated their preparedness to build a strong trade and investment partnerships between the two countries.

FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, LONDON

 

 

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