The Indian community in Ghana has said it will expand its business activities as part of efforts to boost investment and increase its economic ties with the country.
He said with a population of almost 17,000 currently in Ghana, the community will engage its businessmen and women in expanding economic activities in the country.
Three community members, Director of M&G Pharmaceuticals Limited, Gopal Vasu; the managing director of the Kingdom Exim group of companies, Immanuel Rajamani, and the secretary of the Indian embassy, Er. Nikesh Neel made this known at a rally in Accra ahead of India’s Independence Day.
They said that although the economy has been affected by COVID-19, they hope that with good leadership, the county will become more conducive after COVID-19.
The event, organized by the Association of Rajasthan in Ghana, saw dozens of Indians gather to celebrate their rich culture.
It was also part of efforts to help Indian children attending school in Ghana understand their cultural values.
There was music and dancing as various people from the community gathered to have dinner and learn about their values.
Mr. Vasu, who has been in the country for 52 years, expressed his optimism that with a favorable business environment coupled with the stabilization of the local currency, more businesses would be set up to help the local economy.
He therefore encouraged his fellow Indians to invest in the country.
“Ghana is a lovely and friendly country and that’s why I spent half a century here, and in terms of investing I can tell you it’s the best place to be,” said he declared.
With branches in all 16 regions of the country, Mr. Rajamani explained that his company, which currently employs over 2,000 Ghanaians, is also eager to expand its operations to employ more people.
This, he said, was part of his effort to help create jobs for young people this year.
For his part, Mr. Neel said that the embassy will continue to organize more such programs to attract more Indian investors.