Earlier this year the United Nations Development Programme (UNPD) announced that it is launching The United Nations Development Assistance Framework Action Plan (UAP), a five-year plan that seeks to combat poverty in Ghana. Yet attempts to boost Ghana’s economy are not coming strictly from outside sources such as the United Nations, as Ghana’s political and social leaders have also strived to improve the country’s economic status.
One recent attempt to improve economic conditions in Ghana comes from Dr. Seth Adjei-Baah, the President of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). On October 25th it was announced that Dr. Adjei-Baah had recently spoken to Chinese investors and had urged them to support Ghana’s industrial sector. The discussion with Chinese investors is part of Adjei-Baah’s plan to boost the socio-economic development of Ghana as, according to Adjei-Baah, an inflow of direct investments from outside parties into the Ghanaian industrial sector would boost the country’s economy. Adjei-Baah’s announcement that he was seeking to partner with Chinese investors was released as part of his speech at a four-day conference called the 2012 Ghana-Huabei China Trade and Investment Exhibition.
The ongoing efforts to boost the Ghanaian economy have not been in vain. It was recently reported that the country’s economy grew by 14.4% in 2011. Despite this good news however, there is still much to be done. Individual wealth accumulation and job growth are still areas of the Ghanaian economy that could use drastic improvement., and many Ghanaian youth suffer in impoverished conditions or inhumane labor as a result.
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