‘Peaceful elections can promote investor confidence’

Hajia Abubakar, (second right) presenting the cheque to Nii Adama Latse II (seated) Hajia Hanatu Abubakar, Head of Investor Support Services at the Ghana Free Zones Board, has reminded Ghanaians that peaceful elections can promote investor confidence of the country.

She, therefore, asked them to demonstrate to the world that the country is truly safe haven for investment in Africa, by ensuring free, fair and peaceful polls on December 7 elections.

She stressed that any violence during elections could negatively erode investor confidence of the country.

Speaking to The Ghanaian Times, after the board presented a cheque for GH¢10,000 to the Ga Mantse  towards the Homowo celebration, last Friday, Hajia Abubakar observed that some investors choose Ghana as preferred investment destination because of its relative stability.

She said investor guarantee was the first thing every investor looked for, before investing in every country, and said Ghana remained a safe haven.

Hajia Abubakar said about 40,000 people were currently working within the free zones enclave and more than 30,000 were Ghanaians.

The Head of Investor Support Services said the donation formed part of the board’s corporate social responsibility, adding that festival would tell the story of the people and create an opportunity to reconstruct society.

She said the Homowo festival attracted investors into the country, adding that although tourists visited and learn about the rich Ghanaian culture during festivals, some eventually became investors.

Nii Tackie Adama Latse II, the Ga Mantse, thanked the board for the gesture, and advised members to resolve amicably worker-employee agitations.

He said the bond of friendship between the palace and the board would grow in leaps and bounds.

 

By Malik Sullemana

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