The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Ernest Arthur, has engaged Richard Thomas, the Mayor of Mount Vernon, in New York, US, in bilateral engagements that will benefit his coastal town.
In what was to be a private visit, Mr Arthur seized the opportunity to discuss investment opportunities with Mr Thomas. The MCE presented opportunities in Cape Coast and how investors in US especially Mount Vernon could take advantage to reap benefits.
“I indicated to them that they can invest in the tourism sector, agriculture, manufacturing, real estate and hotels,” he revealed to Accra FM.
Mr Thomas on his part expressed his readiness to lobby investors to invest in Cape Coast. He has, therefore, accepted an invitation to visit Cape Coast soon to acquaint himself with investment opportunities.
While in the US, Mr Arthur also paid a visit to Barry Lefkowitz, a former Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey, and sold similar investment opportunities in Cape Coast to the President of Management and Government Resources, LLC Economic Development, Governmental Relations and Strategic Partnering.
Mr Lefkowitz and his group were particularly interested in tourism resources in Cape Coast and additional peripheral investment accompanied with that sector.
This visit forms part of the resolve of the MCE to fight joblessness, poor sanitation and fallen standards of education he promised to address.