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Mauritius-Ghana Breakfast Business Forum - Consolidating business ties with Ghana

To provide further impetus to the existing excellent bilateral relations between Ghana and Mauritius, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade in collaboration with the Board of Investment organised a breakfast business meeting this morning, 12th March 2017. 

The business meeting provided a platform to foster greater interaction with the high-level business delegation led by His Excellency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President, Republic of Ghana and the Mauritian business community to mark the national day celebrations.

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In his welcome speech, Honourable Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, GCSK, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration & International Trade spoke about the Africa Strategy and the importance of developing strong ties with Ghana to ensure its success. Honourable Lutchmeenaraidoo also highlighted the need to have quick results from the Joint Business Commission established between Mauritius and Ghana. He has conveyed the commitment of both Governments to remove all obstacles and hurdles to investment.  It is now the opportune time for the private sector to establish bilateral business operations.

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His Excellency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, The Vice-President of Ghana highlighted the key attributes of Ghana as an investment destination.  He also spoke about the similarities between Mauritius and Ghana in terms of political and economic stability. He further elaborated on the major fiscal reforms in his country to incentivise the private sector to invest and improve the general business environment. The Vice-President has stated that Ghana focuses on building an economy which is inclusive and is therefore embarking on a major tax reform which aims at broadening the tax base. Ghana is laying emphasis on productivity rather than taxation. He concluded by emphasising on the need for Mauritian and Ghanaian cooperation between Government and private sectors, especially in the pursuit of their industrialisation agenda.

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During the breakfast meeting, a short clip portraying the plethora of investment opportunities was showcased by the Board of Investment.  It also included testimonies by Africa Leadership University, Synnove Energy, Royal Cresta Paints, and Abax Corporate Services.

 12 March 2017