Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday arrived in New Delhi, India, to participate in the sixth Annual Confederation of Indian Industries Conclave to explore investment opportunities for Ghana.
The programme, sixth in the series, is organized by the Government of India, Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of Ghana and the Confederation of Indian Industry and it’s aimed at fostering investment partnerships between Indian Companies and African countries.
The Vice President, who was accompanied by Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Ade Coker, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a group of Business personalities would among other issues, hold talks with the Business community in India.
Officials of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ghana Investment Promotion Council would also participate in investment conclave.
Vice President John Mahama would also hold bilateral talks with government officials of India, trumpet out the business potentials of Ghana and sign memoranda of understanding with Companies or businesses that would express interest in investing in Ghana.
He would also deliver an address on the investment potentials of Ghana and whip up the enthusiasm of Indian Companies to invest in Ghana, among other things.
The three-day programme, which would attract Presidents, Vice Presidents and top Government officials from selected African countries, would also seek to empower governments to create jobs and reduce the high rate of unemployment in their countries.
Vice President John Mahama is the second Vice President to attend the programme from Ghana after former Vice President Aliu Mahama, who attended a similar programme in 2007.
Vice President Mahama would interact with Government officials of India and the Ghanaian community in the country.