Business News of Monday, 26 November 2018
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen has promised a 5-year duty and tax holiday incentives for all who invest in the Nana Addo-led flagship One-District-One-Factory project.
“Government is ready to support both local and foreign investors with a 5-year tax and duty holiday “he said
According to him, government is poised to transform the Ghanaian economy with focus on four major components.
“The government is poised to build a strong resilient micro-economic environment, modernized agriculture, and industrial transformation, build infrastructure and develop skills for the future”
He explained that, the Nana Addo-led government inherited an economy which was growing at 3.6% but within a period of 1-year (at the end of 2017) the economy grew at 8.5% which was the highest in the world.
‘As I speak now, we will be able to maintain this figure in 2019” he said
He said, Ghana’s debt-stock ratio to GDP is by the end of 2018 projected to be 57%
“Whichever way you look at it, this government knows what it takes for us to become attractive investment partners” he said.
According to him, one of government’s agenda is to decentralize industrial development thus the introduction of 1D-1F.
He urged the Turkish business delegation to take advantage of the tax holiday as an entry point into the Ghanaian economy.
The minister was speaking at the Ghana- Turkey Business-to Business meeting in Accra on Monday, November 26.