ARAB-AFRICAN SUMMIT 2022: "This Collaboration Will Lead To Significant Investments"- AGI Boss (PICS)
President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Dr. Humphrey Ayim-Darke says he is confident the collaboration between his outfit, the Supreme Council for Arab-African Economy and the various state agencies will lead to significant investments.
He made these known at the Arab-African Summit 2022 which was held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra on Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview with Thinknewsonline.com, Dr. Ayim-Darke said "We believe, we will have a common goal for job creation, mutual benefit and empowerment of our people. This collaboration between the AGI, the Supreme Council and the various State Agencies will lead to significant investments"
"Our reflection and due diligence on our partners gave us a positive and comfort to engage them to this stage and we did not hide this"
"We have showed you, heavy infrastructural investments both in roads, agriculture, education, health and even housing. Our partners have history in Doha, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and many Middle East countries"
Dr. Ayim-Darke also mentioned that since the world order is changing, this has left Europe currently looking up to Africa for energy security in the midst of the energy transition ongoing.
He also mentioned that Africa, on the flip side is also going through food potential crisis by virtue of the Eastern block activities between Russia and Ukraine.
"Our partners that are in today have realised that Ghana with our stability over the period gives them comfort to venture into a number of projects with us"
Dr. Ayim-Darke mentioned that he is happy his outfit is leading the charge for industrialization and economic emancipation.
He stressed that if the world order is being recalibrated, Africa will find partners with patient funds and sovereign world with long term funding looking for opportunities in Africa.
On his part, the President of the Supreme Council for Arab-African Economy, Hani Abu Zaid said "I am going to work in a sector that Ghana needs lots of help. I am investing in the health sector and planning to build 100 hospitals to be spread across all 16 regions.
He also added he is considering building a University which will train doctors and nurses in the country.
The President of the Supreme Council for Arab-African Economy also revealed that he is targeting about 2.8 billion euros into the project.
He further mentioned that he is also looking forward to building a smart city in the country.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Africa-Arab Investments Hub Limited, Hajj Mukaila A. Akuamoah commended the President of the Supreme Council for Arab-African Economy, Hani Abu Zaid and was confident that such projects in Ghana will not only boost the economy of the country but also create jobs.
He called on other investors to emulate the kind gesture of the President of the Supreme Council for Arab-African Economy, Hani Abu Zaid.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith