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Ghana keen on investment from Northeast in coming years

image Ghana keen on investment from Northeast in coming years

Guwahati, Jan 20 (KNN) Eddison Mensah Agbenyegah, head of mission at Ghana embassy in India has said that Ghana will focus on Northeast in coming years.

''Ghana is open for investment from the Northeast. We have been holding meetings in different cities of the country. Now we will focus on the Northeast in the next few years,'' he said, on Friday, while speaking at the three-day first international summit and trade fair organised by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, (MSME) Export Promotion Council, here.

The meet was held for aspiring entrepreneurs in the Northeast to pave the way for development of entrepreneurship and businesses by women and youths of the region.

Assam is hosting the international summit which will focus on health, tourism, food and food processing, organic food, IT/ITES, infrastructure, horticulture, handicrafts, and handloom for start-ups.

Delegates from African countries, Myanmar and Israel participated in the summit.

MSME Export Promotion Council Chairman D S Rawat said the council would connect the MSMEs with global buyers and technology centres. It has already started a movement for creating awareness for ST/SC entrepreneur’s development and women empowerment. This will help them take benefits of government schemes.

Manipur MP Rajkumar Ranjan Singh said the Act East Policy has changed the Northeast from landlocked to land-linked. “We have traditional industries which need to be activated,” he said.

An official from Israel said they have a fund which supports innovation.

Assam MP Bhubaneswar Kalita said the Northeast can partner with African countries based on its capabilities.

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