UNDP to make Ghana an investment destination of choice

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Mr. Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov, the UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative, during an SDG investor map breakfast meeting on Tuesday in Accra, assured Ghana of the UNDP’s continuous support towards making Ghana an investment destination of choice and their solid commitment to support the SDG investor map. The SDG investor map is a tool that provides market intelligence on investment opportunities in Ghana and its related impact data to identify and increase SDG aligned actionable investments. The SDG investor map is also a vehicle for strategic development investment aimed at alleviating poverty and inequality.

Mr. Khoshmukhamedov stated that the UNDP would also continue to work with the Government and other partners.

According to Mr. Khoshmukhamedov, the SDG investor map had huge potential and investment opportunities in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. He added that the UNDP had been identifying specific investment opportunities in Kumasi Metropolitan, Ketu South, Sefwi Wiawso, Jomoro Municipal Assemblies, Sagnarigu, and Kassena Nankana District Assemblies.

The CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Mr. Yoofi Grant stated that the map would be an essential tool for both domestic and external investors. According to him, the map gives you all the facts to make an informed decision for investment. It makes available information like the location, the type of industry, the type of product, and projected returns if you visit the area.

Infrastructure was a major challenge that was highlighted during the breakfast meeting. It was identified as a challenge to farmers, investors and the agri-business industry.

Mr. Grant believes that if things are done right, agriculture can once again spring back to be a major proportion of our economic growth.