Ghana Investment Promotion Centre: Best Investment Promotion Agency Africa 2021


By embracing technology, social media and webinars during the pandemic, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has strengthened client relations and aftercare practices. GIPC established a diaspora investment desk and collaborates with the World Economic Forum to redefine investment criteria. It highlights responsible and sustainable principles that drive positive impacts for environment and communities. Ghana is a solid investment location, boasting one of the world’s fastest-growing economies; it is ranked number one in West Africa for ease of business. It has been ranked fourth worldwide and first in Africa on the global retail development index. The English-speaking West African nation is easily accessible to Europe and the US, with one of the best ultramodern airports in Africa. It boasts one of the largest ports in Africa, with a shipping-container capacity of 3.5 million TEUs. Ghana has a thriving fintech sector and one of the highest mobile and data penetration rates. A stable government and favourable regulatory framework offer tax and duty incentives for manufacturing and export businesses. GIPC has positioned itself as the main hub for investor activity in a country which prides itself on being the “gateway to Africa”. The centre played a key role alongside the UNDP, in rolling out the SDG Investor Map, which guides investment into key sectors, including agriculture, infrastructure, technology, health and education. The judging panel congratulates repeat winner GIPC on its apt slogan — “Grow in, and with, Ghana” — and confers on the firm the 2021 award for Best Investment Promotion Agency (Africa).