Ambassador Alima Mahama Says Diasporans Play a Key Role in Ghana’s Economic Growth
Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Alima Mahama has said that Diasporans are a key part of Ghana’s economic assets. The Ambassador said this during her opening remarks at the 2021 US-Ghana Business Forum dubbed “Promoting US-Ghana Partnership through Trade and Investment on September 9, 2021. H.E. Alima Mahama noted that Ghanaians in the United States contribute immensely to Ghana’s economy through annual remittances to the country and other trade and, investment ventures. Ghanaians in the Diaspora contribute a billion dollars annually, playing a key role in the country’s economic growth, she said. She urged investors to choose Ghana as an investment destination saying that “Ghana has a stable microeconomic environment, political stability with strong democratic credentials, Ghana is also the fastest mobile money market in Africa, and with the introduction of the Universal Quick Response (QR) Code payment solution, we are simplifying merchant payment and reducing the use of cash thus, enhancing business transaction.” The 2021 US-Ghana Forum was a high-profile meeting between Ghana and the United States Government Officials and Businesses with the focus of strengthening both trade and diplomatic partnerships between the two countries. The line-up of speakers was drawn from the Government and the private sector of both Ghana and the United States and included among others, Hon. Alan Kyeremanten, Minister of Trade and Industry, H.E. Stephanie Sullivan, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Bennett Harman, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa Office, Mr. Scott Eisner, President of U.S.-Africa Business Center and Senior Vice President for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Source: Information & Public Affairs Dept.