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Business News of Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Source: Daily Guide

Companies must invest responsibly – Mahama

President John Mahama President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has admonished companies not allow their profit-oriented motives to stop them from investing responsibly.

The investments, he said, should benefit all stakeholders, investors, citizens, government and the unborn generations.

The president made this known in a speech read on his behalf by Julius Debrah, Chief of Staff at the Ghana Club 100 Awards held recently at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.

Government is interested in projects that provide high returns on investments and improve the lives of the citizens.

“It is the policy of my government to work closely with the private sector in general to formulate and implement such policies that would encourage and reward sustainability which is socially, economically and environmentally.

The president called on research and training institutions to join in the development of such impactful innovations to ensure the country’s economic development.

“I believe that while corporate Ghana strives to make the needed gain by the adoption of innovative technologies, the global fight for a green environment and impactful investment will dictate our standards of success.

“For if we succeed today and there is no planet tomorrow, we cannot say we have truly succeeded,” he said.

President Mahama said the various state institutions had been adequately resourced to play their roles in ensuring that government’s objectives of attaining remarkable achievements in impactful sustainable economic development is achieved.

He congratulated all members of the Ghana Club 100, urging them to encourage other companies to emulate their best practices.