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Ghana's business advocate is being saluted

afrol News, 3 September - Henrietta Fore, Director of Foreign Assistance and Administrator of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) applauded efforts of Ghana's business advocates who work at local, regional and national level for legal and regulatory changes to improve business environment in Ghana, during today's meeting.

"I was impressed and encouraged by determination and national scope of efforts by business advocates in Ghana who've received Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Funds from donor partnership effort. Creating an environment for and re-enforcing a competitive, vibrant business community is essential to building a robust economy in Ghana. I'm thankful to my development colleagues at Danida and DFID who join USAID in funding this important building block of Ghana's private sector success," said Henrietta Fore.

Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) was funded by local business associations. Successful advocacy with exhibits were displayed at British Council building in Accra.

Mrs Fore met with Ghanaian business advocates and viewed the show with Ulles Tornaes,

Development Minister of Denmark (Danida), and Minouche Shafik, Permanent Secretary of Great Britain's Department for International Development (DFID). BUSAC, which is jointly funded by USAID, DFID, and Danida, highlights country ownership and more inclusive partnerships, core principles of aid effectiveness.

The visit was part of Administrator Fore's agenda while attending High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, Ghana.

More than 100 donor and partner country ministers, leaders of development agencies and civil society organisations are in attendance at high level forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra on 2-4 September.

Meanwhile Henrietta Fore serves as US government delegation leader at Forum for Aid effectiveness.

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