The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey has entreated the government of Qatar and other investors of the country to come and invest in Ghana.
Hon Ayorkor Botchwey made this request on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Qatar as part of his four day visit to the country.
During the discussion, Hon Ayorkor Botchwey mentioned the opportunities available in Ghana for investors, in particular, Government’s flagship programmes such as the One-District-One-Factory, Planting for Food and Jobs, and One-Village-One Dam etc.
Hence, urged the Prime Minister to encourage Qatari investors to take advantage of the attractive incentives, within the context of Government’s agenda to industrialize the economy, to invest in Ghana.
Added that the Government of Ghana appreciates the concrete steps taken by the two countries to enhance bilateral relations following the state visits. Noted in particular, the various Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) concluded between the two countries, including the MOU on Regulation of Manpower Employment in the State of Qatar, which will streamline the recruitment of Ghanaian citizens who may wish to work in Qatar.
She thanked the Government of Qatar for the contributions made to vital areas of Ghana’s national development including education, health care, energy, and donation of food items to the Ghanaian community in Doha at the height of the COVID-19 crisis and the building of mosques in Ghana.
She futher commended the Government of Qatar for its efforts to build a resilient economy for the benefit of the people of Qatar.
Added that the two countries can work towards closer trade and investment cooperation in the field of oil and gas as Qatar and Ghana are both oil producing countries; Also indicated that since Qatar is the world leading producer of oil and gas, an exchange programme in the form of capacity building in oil and gas between the two countries will be much appreciated. In this regard, thank the Government of Qatar for warmly receiving a six-member Ghanaian team to the country to understudy its oil and gas revenue-monitoring infrastructure in 2019.