Monday, September 22, 2008


THE Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged investors to continue to have faith in Ghana as a peaceful nation.
He said the upcoming general election would surely prove yet another point to investors that Ghana was one of the most peaceful countries to operate in.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu stated this when six members of the Young Presidents Organisation, a group of investors from Singapore, led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vega Foods Worldwide, Mr Vikram Kumar Chand, paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace.
The group was in Kumasi as part of its visit to Ghana to explore investment opportunities.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu said Ghana had over the years shown the way for the rest of Africa in creating an environment conducive for investment, saying that would be jealously guarded.
"If you bring your money here, you are assured of getting the necessary returns," he added.
The Asantehene said investors had complemented the efforts of the government at creating jobs for the youth and would always be encouraged to do more.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu said the country was endowed with a human resource that investors could fall on, noting that the country had over the years been promoting effective democracy, peace and stability and, therefore, there was no cause for alarm for any investor or businessman who would operate here.
He said the country appreciated the efforts of the private sector, considered as the engine of growth for national development.
Otumfuo expressed his appreciation to the delegation and assured them of his support and commitment to ensure success in their operations.
Mr Chand said his company was not only interested in profit but also the development of sports and other social development activities in the country.
He said there were many talented youth in the country who needed to be supported to develop their talents.
The delegation later donated GH¢4,000 towards the Otumfuo Educational Fund and assorted Vega products to Otumfuo.

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