French Minister of Finance and Economic affairs in Accra
As part of a regional tour, Michel Sapin, the French Minister of Finance and Economic affairs visited Accra on the 13th of April 2017.
On this occasion, he had a breakfast meeting with members of the French business community during which he expressed his satisfaction with the growing interest of French companies in Ghana in such fields as retail, power, renewable energy, infrastructure and transport like Air France which opened a new direct route between Accra and Paris last February.
He said that the investment strategy of those companies on a long-run was indicative of the confidence they have in the future of Ghana. He paid tribute to their social responsibility policy towards development and local populations.
Mr. Sapin afterwards met with Honorable Yaw Osafo-Maafo Senior Minister. During the meeting, he commended the new government for the policies it is putting in place to consolidate the public accounts and as the same time stimulate economic growth.
He also backed Ghana’s will to strengthen regional integration. He evoked the French know-how especially in the transport and energy sectors characterized by a sustainable development strategy, vital for addressing the present needs of Ghana.
The French Minister then visited the New Ridge Hospital, the first “green” hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), designed and built by the French group Bouygues and its American and Ghanaian subsidiaries, in collaboration with APHP (Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, the Public Assistance - Paris Hospitals).