15th July 2024

Dale V C Holness, Broward County Mayor

The Mayor of Broward County, Florida in the United States, Dale V C Holness, has said that Ghana is well-positioned to grow in tremendous ways if the country creates business opportunities for prosperity for its people.

He said the country’s role in West Africa makes it the hub to connecting to businesses for development, assuring that Broward County would want to be contributing to that.

“Ghana has a stable government, and business practices that are transparent and people want to do businesses with countries like that,” he said.

Mr Holness said this at a business meeting organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), in Accra.

Seeking opportunities

The Mayor is leading a delegation of 30 businessmen and women from Florida as part of a trade mission to Ghana.

He said their visit is to seek opportunities and connect to the Ghanaian market, adding that revisiting Ghana is like coming back home, and that they will not relent in their efforts to help Africa grow, develop and be prosperous.

“This mission does a great deal for me to be a contributor to the future development of Africa and help bring African diaspora businesses to Ghana,” he said.

Mr Holness said they are looking forward to inviting people to a programme called Florida’s International Trade and Culture Expo, where businesses in Ghana will be invited to connect to businesses in America, expand and do business in construction, event management and textile.

“We want to open the door and help to facilitate development in Ghana, and Africa as a whole,” he added.

He encouraged business owners to forge more partnership, especially in countries where there are great opportunities to do business.

Engagement

The director, Investor Services, (GIPC), Mr Edward Ashong Lartey, said the meeting with the delegation was to create the opportunity for stakeholders to engage and explore new business opportunities for growth.

He said the processes of doing business in Ghana have gone through series of changes, adding that the country is one of the best places to do business in Africa.

Mr Lartey said the GIPC provides investment advisory services, assist in joint venture partnerships, identifies specific projects for promotion, co-ordinates and monitors all investment activities and assists domestic and foreign investors, provide investor incentives and investor support services.

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