Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has stated that Ghanas economic prospects remain bright despite the short-term challenges.
A statement signed by Mr James Agyenim-Boateng, Presidential Staffer, noted that Mr Amissah-Arthur made the observation when he addressed the Ghanaian Community in Houston, Texas on Wednesday.
Mr Amissah-Arthur attended the Offshore Technology Conference, where he urged investors to avail themselves of the opportunities in Ghanas oil and gas industry.
Addressing Ghanaians in Houston-Texas, the Vice President acknowledged challenges confronting the economy, noting that the causes are structural.
He said increases in public sector wages, which has been unmatched with revenue mobilisation, had all played a part in the economic challenge.
Whilst the government is committed to resolving the issue, Mr Amissah-Arthur pointed out that a national conference on the economy has been scheduled for next week to build consensus on the way forward.
The Vice President also highlighted the impact that the countrys natural gas will have on the economy when it comes on stream in the near future, observing that it will lead to more job-creation opportunities and the lowering of electricity tariffs.
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