The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has assured the investor community of excellent opportunities in the healthcare sector of Ghana.
Ghana, he said, is open for business, and this is reflected in the various reforms being undertaken by the Nana Akufo-Addo government.
He mentioned the abolition of 15 ‘nuisance taxes’ in the 2017 budget statement, as well as the introduction of a paperless port system and online registration for would-be businesses, among others.
Dr Bawumia is in the United Arab Emirates to participate in the ongoing Global Business Forum Africa taking place in Dubai. He returns to Accra on Friday.
The Vice President gave the assurance when he led a delegation including the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, senior government officials as well as officials of the Consulate of Ghana in Dubai to visit the Ajman Ruler’s Court and the Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman – the leading private medical university in the region.
The Emirate of Ajman is one of the seven states of the United Arab Emirates.
In separate interactions with Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, and other officials of Ajman, both the Vice President and First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, outlined a number of areas for mutual cooperation between Ghana and Ajman.
They mentioned especially in the training of Ghanaian medical personnel and the establishment of medical facilities in Ghana.
The delegation was later shown around the Gulf Medical University (GMU)’s educational and research facilities, including the different ongoing projects of the hospitals and medical centers in the campus.
Speaking after the tour Dr. Bawumia said, “We are very impressed with what we have seen here. We are happy that many Ghanaian students are pursuing their medical education at GMU.
“We hope to see this remarkable model of healthcare, medical education and research replicated in Ghana.”
Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder, President Board of Trustees of GMU, owned and operated by the Thumbay Group, disclosed that Gulf Medical University was in the process of establishing campuses in three new countries including Ghana.