Veep woos Italian firms to invest in Ghana

The Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur yesterday invited more Italian firms to direct their investments into the country, saying Ghana’s economic prospects are very high.

He said the investment environment continue to be enhanced for the benefit of investors and assured them of good incentives for businesses.

The veep made the call when the new Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Laura Carpini called on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra Wesnesday.

He said the Italian firms currently operating in the country could attest to the congenial business atmosphere and emphasised that should attract investments by other Italian companies.

He acknowledged Italy’s high expertise in the various sectors such as mining, manufacturing, energy and agriculture technology, and hoped that Ghana would continue to benefit the knowledge transfer through its cooperation with that country.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also thanked the Italian government for the continued support toward the implementation of Ghana’s development agenda. “We are appreciative of your development assistance,” he said.

Mr Amissah-Arthur congratulated the new Ambassador on her posting to Ghana and assured her of government’s support and cooperation.

Ms. Carpini, for her part, lauded the strong bond of friendship between Ghana and Italy and promised to work hard to further strengthen it for the benefit of both countries.

The Ambassador, who presented a gift made up of a pictures of historic landmarks in Italy, commended Ghana for her economic and democratic progress, and promised that her country was prepared to support the nation in her pursuit for economic growth.

She was optimistic that her duty tour ton Ghana would yield an improvement in trade and bilateral relations, and promised to collaborate with all stakeholders in that regard.