The Bono East Regional Minister, Kwasi Adu-Gyan has begun luring both local and foreign investors to invest in the region to create job opportunities for the unemployed youth.
The latest move is a meeting held between the Minister and the Saudi Ambassador to Ghana, H. E. Meshal Al-Rogi at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Accra on Monday, 19th April, 2021.
At the meeting, Hon Adu-Gyan, expressed his outfits readiness to partner with the Saudis investors who are also ready to invest in the region. He indicated that, the government of Ghana was looking at making the region the dairy belt of West Africa. According to him, the dairy belt will enable cattle farmers to add value to their products. It will create a supply chain to provide raw materials to industries that produce milk-based products such as powdered milk, cheese, yoghurt, baby food and others.
The Minister, also mentioned investment opportunities in tourism, large scale vegetable farming, block farming to supply raw materials to agro-industries in the country and beyond.
Welcoming the Minister to his office, Ambassador Meshal, recounted the long-standing relationship between the people of Ghana and Saudi Arabia; a friendship which dates to the Nkrumah’s regime in 1960. He was optimistic, Ghana and Saudi Arabia would continue to build on the strength of the existing collaborative efforts to derive more benefits mutually.
The Ambassador further indicated that he has tasked Mr. Samuel Odoi Laryea, a business development executive and CEO of Desiderata Investments Limited who was in the meeting to organize and facilitate a tour for a Saudi business delegation in the country later in the year. He was hopeful that the visit by the delegation will yield profound benefits and could lead to new business opportunities in the country.
He assured the minister that the itinerary of the delegation will include a visit to the Bono East Region.
Nana Wiafe Akenten
(Director of Communications, Office of the Bono East RM)
Story by: Kwadwo Ofosu Baffoe / RiddimsGhana