In his speech, the president reinforced the commitment of the government to partner with the private sector in the creation of more jobs for Ghanaians.
“Government has made investments over the years and it is now time for the private sector to spearhead job creation in Ghana and the entire African continent,” Mahama said.
He encouraged private companies including Rlg to take opportunities the private-public partnership initiative of the government presents them with and approach government with innovative ways of advancing the West African state’s economy with special emphasis on the creation of more jobs.
He also spoke extensively on the importance of information technology to economic growth.
Mahama noted Ghana’s economy can no longer totally rely on natural resources, but should also utilise knowledge and technological advancements. These, he said, will present the nation with more options for national development.
Roland Agambire, chief executive of Rlg, said he had the vision to build the city from Ghana’s former President Kwame Nkrumah and agriculturalist Tetteh Quarshie, who he described as epitomes of patriotism on the continent.
“While bringing modernity and excellence into the design of the City of Hope, all efforts
have been made in incorporating the Ghanaian ingenuity and culture in the architecture as its inspiration,” Agambire said.
HumanIPO reported on Monday Microsoft’s Ali Famamwy was also at the event.