A delegation of investors from
Hungary yesterday visited Cape Coast to explore investment opportunities in the
area of water and sanitation.The delegation was led by the Deputy Head of
Mission at the Hungarian Embassy, Mr David Bekesi.
According to the team, they chose
Cape Coast because of the longstanding relationship the Embassy has with Cape
Coast and Osaberima Kwesi Atta II, the Paramount Chief of Cape Coast.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive,
Hon. Ernest Arthur expressed his appreciation to the Hungarian team for their
interest in Cape Coast. He indicated that, liquid waste management in the city
has been a problem and welcomed the proposed intervention. He assured the
delegation of his full support towards the realisation of the project.
On his part, Osaberima Kwesi Atta
II, used the occasion to appeal to the
team to facilitate the establishment of a Sister City relationship
between Cape Coast and some cities in Hungary for their mutual benefit.
The meeting which was held at the
Office of the Metropolitan Chief Executive was attended by Madam Rachel Fosua
Sarpong, the Metro Coordinating Director, Officials from the Environmental
Health and Sanitation Unit, and the Ghana Water Company.
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The Cities of Cape Coast and New Orleans, United States have
signed a Sister Cities Relations to strengthen relations between the two
cities. The origins of this relationship and shared history can be traced back
to the most traumatic interruption that ever occurred in the natural evolution
of African societies – the Transatlantic Slave Trade. After the 1803 Louisiana
Purchase, an influx of Free People and Free People of African descent to the
New World occured.
The Honorable Ernest Arthur, Mayor of Cape Coast and the
Honorable LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of the City of New Orleans this morning signed
a Memoradum of Understanding to join their respective cities as “Sister Cities”
to strengthen relations and provide mutual benefit to their communities. The
ceremony was attended by the President of Oguaa Traditional Council, Osaberima
Kwesi Atta II, Member of Parliament for Gushegu and Deputy Minister for
Tourism, Hon. Dr. Ziblim Iddi, Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North
Constituency and Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Barbara Asher
Ayisi, the Sariki-Zongo, Alhaji Mahmoud Mazawojey Dandey, the Executive Secretary
of PANAFEST Foundation, Rabi Kohain Halevi, the Metro Co-ordinating Director,
Madam Rachel Fosua Sarpong, Members of Management at the Cape Coast Meropolitan
Assembly and friends from the diaspora.
With the goals of prosperity, cultural understanding and
exchange, the two parties shall explore opportunities to cultivate closer
relations with one another through cooperative activities in the areas of
economic development, cultural exchanges, educational opportunities and
technical exchanges, such as:
– academic cooperation between our respective universities
and other educational institutions;
– cooperation and exchange between local development
agencies, chambers of commerce and tourism departments
– opportunities for municipal exchanges including Economic
Development in the areas of Tourism, Agriculture, Infrastructure, City
Management, Waste and Water Management as well as Emergency Preparedness and
Disaster Management and Climate Change.
– support for exchanges of art and cultural products between
our respective museums and galleries and other cultural institutions;
Each party shall seek to identify other areas for
collaboration and, in all activities, work for the benefit of both communities.
The aforementioned activities will be facilitated by a joint New Orleans-Cape
Coast Sister Cities Committee through which both cities shall participate
towards the fulfillment of this Agreement. Both cities will endeavor to
formulate the structure and membership of this Committee and ensure that it
convenes at least once a year, or whenever necessary, for the purposes of
collaboration, representation and evaluation of the respective city’s
contributions toward this Agreement.
The founder of United States-based Top Construction Firm Douchette & Associates Contractors (DAC), Mr. Doucette Sterling and business partners Donnie Marcus Bradford and David Jason Bradford have expressed interest in investing in Cape Coast. The group has identified tourism and real estates as some of the major areas for their investment.
The Founder of DAC, Mr. Sterling Doucette made this known during the delegation’s tour of Cape Coast to explore investments opportunities in the Capital City of the Central Region.
The group was invited by the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Hon. Ernest Arthur, to assess Cape Coast business climate and also identify viable sectors for investment. The visit was coordinated by US based Ghanaian Bishop Spanford Esilfie and Mr. Kojo Ampah, Chief Executive Officer of Adepa Africa Investments.
While in Cape Coast, the delegation paid a courtesy call on the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Kwamena Duncan, and the Paramount Chief of the Cape Coast Traditional Area, Osaberima Kwesi Atta II where they discussed a number of business proposals.
Hon. Kwamena Duncan and Hon. Ernest Arthur led the investors to tour some areas in Cape Coast including the Cape Coast Tourism Enclave and the Lagoon Area. Others on the tour were the Metropolitan Coordinating Director, Mr. Sampson Amoako Kwarteng, the Investments Coordinator and Public Relations Officer, Mr. Richmond Yeboah, Engineer Manche and Engineer Taylor.
Touching on what the team discovered in Cape Coast, Mr. Doucette said they were impressed with the business environment and opportunities in Cape Coast, indicating that he intends to invest in both tourism and the real estates sectors.
“The three-member delegation’s visit to Ghana is the outcome of my presentation on Cape Coast viable business environment when we visited the US last year,” Hon. Ernest Arthur said.
He said there were a lot of investment opportunities in the Cape Coast for expatriates to take advantage of, adding: “When I realised I could court US investors to Ghana, we embarked on an Investments and Promotional Tour to the US. I invited them to come and have first-hand knowledge about Cape Coast”.
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