Title: French companies to contribute to Ghana’s development goals
The Vice President of a French Business Confederation MEDEF International, Patrick Lucas, has given the assurance that French companies operating in the Ghana were committed to contribute to achieving the country’s long term development objectives.
“We have the technological expertise, capacity and strong will to lead, integrate and take part together with local and international partners in the numerous projects planned in the near future of the country.”
Mr Lucas said this at a press conference of high level managers from 30 French companies in various strategic sectors during a two-day visit to Ghana to have a clear picture of the opportunities offered by the Ghanaian economy.
The delegation was led by Mr Lucas and Mr Marc Rennard, President of the French Business Council for West Africa of MEDEF International.
Mr Lucas said the French companies were convinced of Ghana’s economic potential and investment opportunities and that there are 60 French companies established in the country. He added more new investors were willing to come to Ghana due to the good environment created.
During the two-day visit, the French business leaders meet President John Dramani Mahama, Mr Seth Terkper, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry.
He said the French business community saw Ghana as a major partner in Africa, not only for its economic potential but also its political stability and the ease of doing business that had attracted Foreign Direct Investment.
MEDEF International is a French Business Confederation, which represents 800,000 French companies abroad and has started its relations with Ghana in the early ninety’s with a first business delegation to the country in 1992.