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GOOD GOVERNANCE

1.  GOVERNMENT ASSURES BUSINESS COMMUNITY OF PROTECTION

Mr. Prosper Douglas Kweku Bani, Chief of Staff at the Presidency, says government is determined to provide maximum security for the investments of the business community in Ghana.

 According to him, government recognizes the importance of the contribution of both local and foreign businesses, to the national economy adding that, government will improve business community.

Mr. Bani gave the assurance in Accra, when he open the Second Ghana Economic Outlook and Business Strategy Conference under the theme: ‘Strategies to Attract Foreign Direct Investments’, and organized by Africa Business Media, with the aim of discussing strategies of attracting foreign direct investments into Ghana.

The Chief of staff pointed out that, Ghana is ready for active investments, saying “the appropriate investment framework is in place to enable businesses to take advantage of the vast investment opportunities in the various sectors of the economy”.

 He stated that what we need now is quality partnership and therefore foreign business operators should not be afraid of investing in Ghana, stressing that government is keen on promoting an effective and friendly tax regime that will ensure the successful business operation through the maximum use of local resources.

Hon. Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning on his part assured investors that Ghana is the right destination for business.

He said government’s new policy to promote self-financing projects has opened up many investment opportunities, especially in the Infrastructure, Energy, Agro-Processing and Manufacturing Sectors.

According to the Finance Minister, as part of measures to ensure a stable macro-economy, government has developed the necessary plans to manage the effects of the volatility of commodity prices on the international market.

The plan, he said includes the strengthening of the local currency and ensuring that adequate foreign exchange is drawn into the country to support business financing.

The conference attended by more than 250 investors and business leaders from across the world.

 

HEALTH

 2.  MORE DOCTORS TO BE TRAINED AT LEGON TEACHING HOSPITAL

Ms. Sherry Ayitey, the Minister of Health, has announced that the Legon Teaching Hospital, which is currently under construction, will produce more than 1,000 doctors annually to improve the health standard in the country.

She said the  600-bed capacity will be divided into sections, including training and simulation centre, maternity and pediatrics, day clinics, in-patient building, maintenance and logistics building and staff housing.

Ms. Ayitey disclosed this in Accra, when she paid a working visit to the project site to familiarize herself with work done.

The Health Minister said “government has plans to train more doctors for various district health facilities in the country and ensure that the current doctor-to-patient ratio is improved, hence this project”.

Professor Ernest Aryeety, The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, also said the facility will be a skill training unit for undergraduates, residency training, and also provide specialized medical services to serve the people of Ghana.

He said the hospital will also be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for trauma and emergency service, with a heliport and internal medicine, including surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, heart surgery and medicinal imaging.

Prof. Aryeetey noted that the university will train people to manage the hospital, adding that currently plans are underway, to train Ghanaians at Israel to run the facility.

The construction of the hospital, funded by the Hapoalin Bank of Israel, began last year April, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

 


 

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