Agric Minister Woos Czech Investors
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, is wooing Czech investors to the agricultural sector in Ghana.
He has told Czech investors that Ghana has some of the best policies for foreign investors and urged them to take advantage of the opportunity to invest in the country’s agricultural sector.
Dr Akoto was addressing a Czech Republic-Ghana agro-food business forum at the ongoing TECHAGRO 2018 exhibition in Brno in the Czech Republic.
The exhibition, which is a specialised agricultural fair, has brought together 732 exhibitors from European countries who are showcasing cutting-edge technology in agriculture and the agricultural value chain.
On display are heavy-to-light-duty agricultural machinery, the latest farming technology and innovations, as well as modern processing methods of farm products.
There are also on display modern storage and preservation methods for foodstuffs and processed food items, animal husbandry, as well as animal products.
Dr Akoto explained that the Ghanaian delegation was in the Czech Republic and particularly at the fair to attract the Czech business community to invest in Ghana’s agricultural sector.
He, consequently, threw an open invitation to the business community in the Czech Republic to consider venturing into partnerships with their Ghanaian counterparts in the various aspects of the agricultural value chain in Ghana.
Policies to protect investors
On the policies in place for foreign investors, Ghana’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Madam Virginia Hesse, told the investors that there were three institutions in place in Ghana to assist investors — the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and the Free Zones Board.