Corruption is a strong disincentive to foreign investment-Ambassador

The Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana Ron Stikker has opined that corruption is a strong disincentive to foreign investment.

The Ambassador indicated that corruption is detrimental to the economic life and general wellbeing of the people.

He said if you want to have a good investment drive, then you need to combat and ”basically eradicate corruption”.

He posited that if a country wants an investment climate, then it would have to put more efforts to combat corruption.

He added investment is more than that but fighting corruption helps a lot in building confidence.

He said the Ghanaian government knows this and has the same intention in fighting the canker just like the Netherlands.

He was speaking to Rainbow Radio on the sidelines of the reopening of the Rehabilitated Ussher Fort Slavery Museum.

Meanwhile, H.E Ron Strikker the relationship between Ghana and the Netherlands has shifted from aid to trade, which is completely in line with the official ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda.

The focus, now he said, is to help with the economic empowerment of Ghana and all Ghanaians.

He noted culturally Ghana, and the Netherlands could do more because there are over 30,000 Ghanaians in the Netherlands who are also nationals of the Netherlands.

The rehabilitation was funded by the Netherlands through the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust (NFiT).

The rehabilitation was done to enhance the experience of visitors in the museum and Accra in general as well as strengthen the capacities of GMMB staff and selected community members from Ussher and James towns in methods of preventive conservation.


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