Story by Abraham Joash Amaakwei Akadja

The Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) in collaboration with the  Ghana Beyond Return  Secretariat has held the first ever Diaspora Business Breakfast Meeting in Accra. 

The business meeting saw people from the diasporas with skills and technical know-how and are willing to Invest in the country  converging at the  Marriott  Hotel in Accra  to discuss how to support the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda.

The breakfast meeting had Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, the Chief  Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Mr. Yoofi Grant and many more important policy makers in the diaspora community attending. 

During the meeting, the investment opportunities for the diaspora community in Ghana as well as the challenges the diaspora community face when reintegrating into the country were discussed in a bid to strengthen the country's economy through Investment and help position Ghana as a country beyond aid.

Speaking on the Investment opportunities for the diaspora community, Mr. Yoofi Grant of the GIPC highlighted areas with which the diaspora community can play a major role in the country.  He said, The energy, manufacturing, infrastructure and agro-processing sectors are places where the  diaspora community can Invest to strengthen our economy.” He then urged people especially people from the diaspora to do their bit in transforming the nation.

The Director of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President, Hon. Akwasi Awuah Ababio addressed attendees on the right to abode and stated that there are good plans in place for people in the  diaspora who wish to relocate to Ghana. 

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway in a keynote address lauded the collaborative effort between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ghana Tourism Authority, the Diaspora Affairs of the office of the President, the GIPC and the Beyond the Return Secretariat.

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