Skip to main content

U.S. business team engages new government

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

The American Chamber of Commerce Ghana, a team made up of business executives from America and Ghana has had a meeting to discuss how they can engage the new government with the purposes of improving the business sector in the country.

The meeting which was the first to be held in 2017 was on the theme: “How businesses can better engage with the new administration.”

The meeting was attended by about 112 business executives, mostly members of the American Chamber of Commerce as well as representatives of the European Business Organization and officials of U.S. Embassy in Accra.

Addressing the participant as the guest speaker, Mr. Kwame Pianim, a Economist and the retired Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New World Renaissance Securities Limited said “there seems to be a genuine call on businesses for collaboration in a well articulated action plan in the 2016 election manifesto of the new government.”

He said “there is the desire to get more people to start new businesses and encourage existing businesses to make new investments, to grow and expand."

Mr. Pianim mentioned that government cannot do away with the private sector, and for that matter engagement with businesses to help improve the country’s economy is very critical.

Mr. Joe Mensah, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana in his opening remarks said that “U.S. businesses where ready to engage with the new government, to improve the business environment and facilitate more U.S. investment in the country to create jobs and contribute to the economic development of Ghana."

The meeting forms part of a series of monthly meetings to be held by the Chamber with support from the U.S. Government’s Trade Africa Initiative. 

The Trade Africa is a U.S. Government initiative to strengthen the U.S. relationship with Africa in order to significantly expand U.S.–African private and public sector collaboration to increase trade within Africa.

The American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana is the representative arm of U.S. businesses in the Country and was formally established in 1997 to promote trade and investment between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana.

Its main objective is to contribute to the economic development of the country through the creation of a vibrant private sector.

The Chamber is also affiliated to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is the world's largest trade association with over three million members and 117 affiliate chapters around the globe.


Popular posts from this blog

Deputy AG sues Facebooker over 'malicious' Ameri deal

The Deputy Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Mr Dominic Ayine has filed a defamation suit at an Accra High Court against a Facebook commentator, Evron Hughes.
In Mr Ayine’s statement of claim, sighted by Graphic Online, he accused Mr Hughes of defaming him in a post he authored and published on Facebook on December 21, 2015, titled “RE: AMERI TRANSACTION”.
According to the Deputy A-G, the “false and malicious” post has provoked “public disaffection” against him and exposed him to public ridicule and contempt.
Describing Mr Hughes as a “self-styled social media blogger and a social commentator”, Mr Ayine said the Facebook post had brought his hard-won reputation “as a respected politician, teacher and lawyer” into “hatred, ridicule, odium, discredit, contempt, opprobrium and reproach”.
The Deputy A-G said the “defamatory words” were authored with the sole intent to reduce him in the estimation of all right thinking Ghanaians, adding that he had received numerou…

Meet Ghanaian female shoemaker

The Saint Ozwald shoe brand

By: Fred Yaw SARPONG
The Daily Express

From her humble beginning in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region, a senior high female graduate from the Twene Amanfo Senior high in the Brong Ahafo Sunyani and a Ghanaian now boasts of being one of the most popular Made-in-Ghana shoe brands and has the most number of celebrity endorsements.
Sandra Ozwald, CEO of Saint Ozwald

After Sandrah Ozwald completed school in 2013, her parent couldn't have enough money to help her continue school so she planned to do something for herself by selling ice cream, groundnut cakes or food. Back at the senior high, Sandra used to make groundnut cakes, condensed toffees and ice cream to support herself since her mother couldn't provide all for her.

With 12 siblings and the only girl child (2nd born) among them, and whiles planning which of these to sell, Sandra attended a friend’s wedding and the grooms shoe looked so attractive to her.

According to her, the groom’s shoes were Ma…