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The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Cape Coast, Ernest Arthur, has paid a courtesy call on Richard Thomas, the Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America.
The visit forms part of his quest to court investors into the metropolis.
The two discussed investment opportunities in Cape Coast and how investors in America, especially mount Vernon can take advantage of them.
“I decided to speak to [Richard Thomas] on investments and cooperation because, our cities share commonalities. That is, our rich history. Thus, the structure of the economy of Mount Vernon may be similar to Cape Coast,” Mr. Arthur told Starr News’ Central regional correspondent on his return.
“I indicated to them that they can invest in the tourism sector, agriculture, manufacturing, real estate and hotel accommodation,” he added.
Mr. Thomas, according to him, was grateful for his visit, with a promise to reciprocate.
Mr. Arthur further noted that the Mount Vernon Mayor pledged to lure investors to invest in Cape Coast to improve the living standards of residents there.
He also paid a visit to Barry Lefkowitz, a former Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey.
Mr. Lefkowitz is currently the President of Management and Government Resources, LLC Economic Development, Governmental Relations and Strategic Partnering.
The meeting, he said focused on advertising investment opportunities in Cape Coast and how Mr. Lefkowitz and his group could tap into.
He said “as I indicated in my inaugural address, I am committed to fighting joblessness, poor sanitation and fallen standards of education. The Assembly cannot do it alone, we need partners and that is why I seized this opportunity to meet these great people.”