Finance Minister touts Ghana’s aggressive pursuit of a bolstering & vibrant SMEs to stimulate economic recovery

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The Finance Minister Dr Mohammed Amin Adam has touted the work of the government in promoting small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.

Speaking on the theme “Mobilizing the Private Sector to Accelerate Africa’s Transformation” at the Governors’ Dialogue at the ongoing 2024 African Development Bank Annual General Meetings, the MP for Karaga noted that, the United Nations estimated that approximately US$1.3 trillion would be required annually to meet Africa’s sustainable development needs by 2030.

“In fact, a report by this Bank indicates that ensuring access to electricity in Africa by 2030 will require over US$35 billion annually, while around US$45 billion are needed per year to achieve Africa’s renewable energy goals” he said.

The Minister revealed  that, the situation had aggravated for  most African countries owing to their increasing vulnerability to Climate and unmet climate financing pledges prompting them to dedicate scarce public resources to climate action.

“Therefore, private finance is essential for plugging the gap, and for further mobilizing additional resources to meet ever-increasing needs. Private Finance certainly has a critical role. We must focus on how to do this at scale and speed,” he stated.

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The private financing, Dr Amin revealed rested on factors such as macroeconomic fundamentals, political risk and quality of infrastructure and the ability to harness the potential of the sector would ensure adequate revenue mobilization.

The Minister disclosed that, for governments to attract sufficient private capital for development, it was important to provide incentives and conditions to catalyze private investments, including formulating and implementing, significantly improve the low technical, human, and institutional capacity, which limits the continent’s overall ability to secure private finance and Strengthen domestic and continental financial institutions to leverage more private capital across the globe

Citing Ghana’s case, he stated the country is aggressive pursuit of a bolstering and vibrant Small and Medium Enterprises to stimulate economy recovery and ensure sustainable growth.

He also touched on the Ghana Mutual Programme Dialogue Framework which is a Public-Private partnership aimed at attracting foreign and local investment by promoting shared growth.