The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is working to ensure that Amazon.com establishes its head office in Ghana just as Twitter has done, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed.
He made the disclosure at the Minister’s Press Briefing organised by the Information Ministry.
“GIPC working to attract Amazon to Ghana,” he said among others.
Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook.
The press briefing was held following the FixTheCountry campaign which has caught fire on social media.
The event which was slated for today, Sunday, May 9, 2021, had to be organised on social media after the Police secured an ex-parte injunction against the organizers.
Commenting on the issue, the Minister commended the organizers saying: “In extraordinary times you should expect exceptional leadership from your administration, government and truly believe we cannot ensure exceptional leadership without the collective efforts from all of us.
“So I commend the youth for calling on government and leaders to be at their best. This shows the patriotism of Ghanaian youth, echoing the president’s call to be a citizens and not a spectator.
“You have elected us to solve the problems that face us a country, we will continue to work with you and other stakeholders to do just that.”