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We are determined to move Ghana beyond aid – Bawumia

Ghana’s Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated the government’s determination to grow the economy beyond aid, through improved trade and investment.

The vice president disclosed this at the grand opening ceremony of the Danish-Ghana Business Conference on Thursday, November 23 at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra.
“A Ghana Beyond Aid means mobilizing and leveraging domestic savings and revenues transparently; expand financial inclusion with credit services and saving systems for all, especially women; and financing through local capital markets in local currencies,” he said.

The vice president at the grand opening ceremony of the Danish-Ghana Business Conference

According to him, even though the government came to power at a time the economy was faced with challenges, it will do all it can to move the country beyond aid.

“We assumed office at a time where our economy was facing challenges but we set clear vision to say that we need to promote the private sector. We need to improve the business environment. If you look at what we are trying to do, if you want to move beyond aid it means necessarily that you must focus on trade and investment,” he said.
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