The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Ernest Arthur, has paid a courtesy call on Richard Thomas, the Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America.
In what was to be a private visit, Mr Arthur ceased the opportunity to discuss bilateral relations and investment opportunities with the Mayor of Mount Vernon.
The MCE revealed that his visit discussed investment opportunities in Cape Coast and how investors in America, especially Mount Vernon, can take advantage of.
“I decided to speak to Thomas on investments and cooperation because our cities share commonalities. That is, our rich history. Thus, the structure of the economy of Mount Vernon may be similar to Cape Coast,” Cape Coast’s mayor explained.
“I indicated to them that they can invest in the tourism sector, agriculture, manufacturing, real estate and hotel accommodation,” he added.
The Mayor of Mount Vernon expressed his delight for the visit and expressed appreciation to his Ghanaians counterpart.
The two discussed sister-city relationship.
The Mayor of Mount Vernon expressed his readiness to lobby investors to invest in Cape Coast.
He has, therefore, accepted an invitation to visit Cape Coast anytime soon to acquaint himself with investment opportunities.
In a related development, Mr Arthur paid a visit to Barry Lefkowitz, a former Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey.
Currently, he is the President of Management and Government Resources, LLC Economic Development, Governmental Relations and Strategic Partnering.
The meeting discussed investment opportunities in Cape Coast and how Mr. Lefkowitz and his group could help.
Mr. Barry Lefkowitz and his group have expressed their willingness to take opportunity of tourism resources in Cape Coast to invest in hotel accommodation, real estate and other tourism facilities.
The MCE of Cape Coast has reiterated his commitment to the development of Cape Coast.
“As I indicated to you in my inaugural address, I am committed to fighting joblessness, poor sanitation and fallen standards of education. The Assembly cannot do it alone, we need partners and that is why I ceased this opportunity to meet these great people.”
By Thomas Vincent Cann|TV3|3news.com|Ghana