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DOING BUSINESS IN GHANA

Open Letter from the CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)

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It is with enthusiasm and great pleasure that I introduce to you our beautiful, colourful and very cultural yet cosmopolitan country, Ghana. With a wealth of resources, democratic political system, a stable and dynamic economy, Ghana is undoubtedly one of Africa’s leading lights.

Over the last few years, Ghana has attracted the attention of well-known international business, investing in all sectors of the economy. All these investors come to Ghana because they know that our country has a fantastic social, political and economic environment, in which they can invest, contribute, grow and be successful. Building on its significant natural resources, the country is committed to improving its physical infrastructure.

Moreover, Ghana has recently embarked on an ambitious but achievable reform programme to improve the investment climate for both local and international investors. These efforts have paid off tremendously with Ghana being recognised by the World Bank as a top 10 Reformer (Doing Business Report 2008) for the second year running. Ghana has also won the award for “Best Investment Climate” at the CBC-African Business Awards of 2008 and again received the World Quality Commitment International Award (Gold Category) at the World Quality Commitment Convention, held at the Concorde La Fayette Hotel, Paris, France on the 21st of September, 2009.

As happy as we are to receive such recognition, we are even happier to see increased investments in Ghana as a result of these ongoing reforms. Ghana has a solid tradition of investments in agriculture and agro-processing. The financial services and telecommunications sectors are fast gaining grounds, providing dynamic and innovative services to the most diverse customers in the world. Further opportunities exist in manufacturing, ICT, and Tourism. Mineral deposits including gold and diamonds abound. With the recent discovery of oil, Ghana’s famous black star has never shone brighter.

The oil sector presents enormous opportunities for the services industry, estimated to generate US$5billion worth of business annually. In this guide, you will discover for yourself the wide array of opportunities available to you here in Ghana.

I warmly invite you to Ghana: Africa’s Golden Gateway to a safe and stable investment destination.

Visit the following sites and learn more about available opportunities in Ghana:

Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
Ghana Free Zones Board
Ghana Export Promotion Centre
Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited
Ghana Cocoa Board
Precious Minerals Marketing Company Limited
Doing Business in Ghana Guide
Invest in Ghana Guide
A Guide for Importers and Exporters and the Public
Procedure for Establishment of Free Zone Development Projects and Enterprises
Investment Profile on Agriculture and Agro-Processing Sector
Investment Profile on Cash Crops Sector
Investment Profile on Energy Industry Sector
Investment Profile on Textile and Garments Sector
Investment Profile on Financial Services Sector
Investment Profile on Tourism Sector
Investment Profile on Minerals Processing Sector
Investment Profile on Energy Sector
Investment Profile on Petroleum and Gas Services