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The government of Ghana intends to launch the Diaspora bond to offer people outside the country opportunity to invest in the economy of the nation.
Ghana has an enviable record of good governance based on the tenants of human rights and rule of law. The country is very stable and it is poised to receive foreign investments.
Ghana is therefore the preferred investment destination.
The above revelations were made by His Excellency Joseph Ayikoi Otoo, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada during the launching of ‘Ghana Week’ on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Toronto.
The event dubbed ‘Celebrate Ghana’ is being organized from February 4 to 9 at the magnificent Aga Khan Museum at 77 Wynford Drive in Toronto.
It showcases Ghanaian culture including drumming and dancing, storytelling, documentary on the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah; fashion show and artifacts from Ghana.
Mr. Yoofi Grant who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) in his special remarks earlier, expressed his delight and joy to see people invest in the artifacts from Ghana.
He disclosed that as an artist and the head of GIPC, he has come to the ‘Ghana Week’ being celebrated in Toronto, the most culturally diverse city of the world, to personally promote investment in art products from Ghana.
Other speakers at the opening ceremony included Mr. Thomas Seshie the Consul General of Ghana in Toronto, Mr. Emmanuel Duodu who is the President of the Ghanaian Canadian Association of Ontario (GCAO) and, Mr. Fergus Maclaren from Ottawa.
Special entertainment was provided by Amma Ofori & Ubuntu Group as well as the popular singer, Tracey Kayy.
The MC for the occasion was Richmond Bonsu.
The Ghana Week celebration in Toronto is a partnership event between the Ghana High Commission/Ghana Consulate and the Aga Khan Development Network with contributions by Aim-2-Impact and the Global Economic Institute for Africa.
By: Joseph Kingsley Eyiah