Monday, 17 June

Business flight: I'll rescue Ghana from Akufo-Addo's 'darkest hour' - Mahama begs multinations to stay

John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Mahama has promised to create a business-friendly atmosphere for companies to thrive should he win the 2014 preaident election.

At the 8th Ghana CEO Summit in Accra, the flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, thus, begged multinational businesses to not exit the country as Glovo did about a month ago.

Other compnaies like Unilever have also relocated some of their operations elsewhere.

Unilever, specifically, has moved its Lipton tea production to Nigeria.

Mr Mahama said though the Akufo-Addo government has messed up the economy, he will turn the tides if he assumes office.

“Amid all the companies leaving, our public debts have hit a staggering 658.6 billion cedis", he complained, noting: "But we cannot despair over the poor quality of governance that has served us in the last seven and a half years". 

"I use this opportunity to appeal to you, captains of the industry, to tarry a bit more. Please don’t leave our country. There is a saying that 'the darkest hour is before the dawn',” he said.

“The beauty of our democracy is that it affords us the opportunity to change our current trajectory", he pointed out.

"You can rest assured that the new NDC administration will create a conducive environment for businesses to thrive,’’ Mr Mahama added