Investors asked to tap from C/R opportunities

The Central Regional Chapter of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged local and foreign investors to take advantage of the agriculture and tourism opportunities and invest in the region.

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According to the chamber there are enormous investment opportunities but it requires major capital injection to explore and harness all the economic potentials for improved living standards.

Mr Anthony Pokoo-Aikins, the Regional Chairman of the Chamber, who was speaking at the Chief Executive Officer’s breakfast meeting, said there was more than 680,000 acres of land available for use in the Central Region but only 10, 000 is being used, an indication that the region is being under-utilised.

The breakfast meeting was to create the platform for the business community to digest on social and economic problems facing the Central Region with emphasis on investment opportunities that could be useful and tapped by entrepreneurs.

It was on the theme: “Creating Job Opportunities through Local and Foreign Investment in the Central Region.”

Mr Pokoo-Aikins said one of the core objectives of the Chamber was to bring on board all institutions to enable them to build the private sector.

He said the Chamber was working around the clock with the University of Cape Coast Business School and other stakeholders to put mechanisms in place to attract investors into the region.

Mr Harry Ebenezer Mensah, the National Treasure of the Chamber, urged small businesses to take advantage of the enabling environment created by the Government to enhance the growth of their business.

He advised small scale business entrepreneurs to register and join associations such as the Ghana Chamber of Commerce to enjoy the opportunities available.

He expressed the hope that with the steps being taken by the Chamber, the Central Region would be counted among the best regions in terms of development in the next five years.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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