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Ghana’s Unilever pledges to support work of new government

The chairman of the Board of Directors of Unilever Ghana Limited, Edward Effah, on Wednesday pledged the support of his outfit towards helping to achieve the set objectives of the new government.

Effah, who led a nine-member delegation to visit President Nana Akufo-Addo, said Unilever, which is the largest producer and retailer of consumer goods in Ghana, believed that the decision of government to create an enabling environment for the private sector to flourish, as well as increase competitiveness for businesses, was the surest way towards creating wealth and prosperity for the people of Ghana.

He further noted that government’s “Planting for Jobs and Food” initiative was a laudable one, and to this end, indicated the readiness of Unilever to partner government to establish a world class oil palm industry in Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo was grateful for the desire of Unilever to cooperate with the government to help return Ghana onto the path of progress and prosperity.

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He was confident that, with the support and cooperation of industry players, and the effective implementation of government’s policies, Ghana’s economy would once again be a major force to reckon with on the continent.

With his government’s economic focus hinged on “getting the productive sectors of the economy working again”, the president urged Unilever to consider relocating its production units back to Ghana.

Unilever moved these production units to neighboring Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria over the last few years as a result of the unfavorable economic conditions prevailing in the country.

He assured the government: “We will do our best to create an enabling environment so that we can facilitate the inflow of investments into our country.” Enditem

Source: Alex Osei-Boateng, Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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