Several investors have expressed interest in setting up businesses in Ghana, and among them is the American fast-food company, McDonald’s.
McDonald’s was founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California, United States.
Yesterday, a delegation from the diaspora, led by the Grow Unite Build Africa (GUBA), a Ghana UK-based Achievement awards organisation, visited President Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House ahead of this year’s awards ceremony held.
The leader of the delegation, Dentaa Amoateng, Founder of GUBA, in her remarks, told the President that some investors had come to Ghana for the awards, and to also start the process of setting up businesses.
She said: “…wants to bring McDonalds to Ghana. Madam here wants to build a relationship between Ghana and Panama and is thinking about having a consular office as well. And then also, they will do affordable housing, so they are going to meet Hon Asenso as well.”
The Chief Executive of the Ghana Free Zones would also be met with as part of the visit.
The people who met the President took turns introducing themselves, during which some stated the kind of investment they were bringing to Ghana, while all of them gave good remarks about the country.
The delegation included members of the United Kingdom Parliament, some of whom were of Ghanaian descent.
They had visited the Presidency to greet him and inform him of their participation in this year’s GUBA award, which was celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Yaa Asantewaa.
The President, in his brief remarks, he was happy to see the delegation and how diverse it was; comprising people whose lineages were here in Ghana.
The President, who was excited by the idea of Ghanaians in the diaspora coming back home, recalled how the Year of Return initiative some two years ago gave such an opportunity.
According to him, it was necessary that joint work be done to reaffirm the bonds between those in Ghana and the diaspora.