Mr Ativie said a country’s economic development is largely determined by its infrastructural advancement.
He said developing countries worldwide make infrastructure a priority in their quest to attain the status of fully developed countries.
“With this being the case, it is essential for developing countries to grow their building and construction industry in order to adequately match up with international standards,’’ he said.
Mr Ativie said this at the launch of the Achimota Mall Building and Construction Fair 2016, slated for September 1 -September 4 at the newly constructed Achimota Retail Centre.
He said Ghana is picking up speed in terms of infrastructural development.
He observed that the nation has seen the completion of many roads and construction of state of the art buildings around the country but there is still a long way to go for the nation.
The Events Manager said Ghana is not among the top 10 most developed nations in Africa in terms of infrastructure according to the Africa Development Bank in its Africa Infrastructure Development Index.
Mr Ativie said the construction fair seeks to create a converging point for individuals and companies in the building and construction industry, and help the growth of the industry in diverse ways.
Mr George Sarpong, Centre Manager at Achimota Mall said the Fair in conjunction with Broll Gh and Achimota Mall would feature many market giants in the building and construction industry, who would showcase and market business including: construction companies, electronic companies, providers of roofing materials, floor tiles, furniture, interior decorators and surveyors.
“Participants will have the opportunity to network, market and publicise their products.”
“Networking, marketing and publicity are just a few benefits that participants of this fair are bound to enjoy,” he added.
Source: GNA/News Ghana