In keeping with the theme for this weeks series, I wanted to bring you news from various parts of the continent and abroad, as it pertains to Diaspora investment. The first peice is from Ghana, it comes courtesy of AllAfrica.com.
allAfrica.com: Ghana: More American Investors Coming (Page 1 of 1): "...To benefit from the positive effects arising out of the synergies of these two events, the Embassy of Ghana in Washington D.C, has adopted a theme -Economic Emancipation- for its activities in the U.S.
The Ambassador and his economic team are touring continental U.S.A to galvanize Ghanaians in the Diaspora and to network with business entrepreneurs to invest in Ghana.
The tour, which commenced on January 1st, with a church service in New Jersey, has since taken the team to various states including Florida.
In Florida, Ambassador Bawuah-Edusei and his team interacted with the Mayors and the executives of the local Chamber of Commerce of Broward County, and the City of Fort Lauderdale and were presented with the official keys to both the City and the County. The Mayors, who participated at their respective City Business fora, applauded the initiative and pledged their support.
As a result, the Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Tim Naugle, led a 20-man delegation to Ghana on February 23 to participate in Ghana's 50th independence Anniversary Celebrations. Additionally, a US based company, CITPIX Inc, will be returning to Ghana in the second quarter of this year to continue its program of setting up Information Communication Centers (ICC) in rural Africa..."