US based Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has agreed to sign a partnership agreement with the Central Regional Coordinating Council to promote investments and trade between Ghana and Latin American States. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the largest Hispanic business organisation and represents 4.1 million Hispanic businesses in the US. It contributes in excess of $661 billion to the American economy.
This decision was arrived during an investments tour to the United States of America by a delegation from the Central Region. The delegation which was led by the Regional Minister had the President of the Oguaa Traditional Council, Osaberima Kwesi Atta II, the Metro Chief Executive for Cape Coast, Hon. Ernest Arthur, the District Chief Executive for Gomoa West, Hon. Bismark Baisie Nkum and Kojo Ampah, businessman.
According to the Minister, Ghana is opened to business more than ever. He indicated that, the Akufo Addo led government is a pro-business one. Hon. Kwamena Duncan also used the opportunity to shed light on policy initiatives of the Ghana government and encouraged American investors to choose Ghana for investments. He explained that, the government has created the enabling environment for investors. According to him, there are tax incentives, good legal system and abundance of human and natural resources which are critical to the success of private businesses.
On his part, Mr. Frank Garcia, National President of the States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promised to work with the Regional Minister to encourage and promote trade between Ghana and Latin American States.
At the Fordham University, Hon Kwamena Duncan made a presentation to the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP) class. He traced Ghana’s path towards democracy and outlined programmes of the Akufo Addo led administration to the admiration of the students and faculty members present. He invited students to visit Ghana and Africa for firsthand experience to quash misconceptions they have about Africa.
Prof. Mark Naison, Principal Investigator of BAAHP expressed his excitement for the collaboration between CCMA and BAAHP and for the choice of Fordham University. He indicated that, Ghanaian immigrants are the reasons for the peace in Bronx.
The investments tour was put together by the Cape Coast Metro Investments Desk and Malaika Media Network, Accra. Fordham University was the main sponsor of the tour and was supported by the City of Rochester, New York.