Ghana Investment Promotion Centre: Laws of Attraction – GIPC Draws Global Attention to the Investment Opportunities in Ghana

GIPCThe Ghana Investment Promotion Centre has over the years, adopted multi-tiered approaches to carry out its mandate, in promoting and attracting investments into Ghana. The Centre has initiated and supported dynamic measures to enhance the business climate for Ghanaian and foreign enterprises.

The GIPC takes pride in being world-class experts in facilitating international investments into Ghana and connecting Ghanaian businesses with the rest of the world. It serves as a major conduit between investors and the vast unified African market as Ghana hosts the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

The Center is widely regarded as the best IPA in West Africa, having consistently attracted game-changing investments to Ghana in order to support new industries, improve existing ones, create jobs, and strengthen the Ghanaian economy.

GIPC’s diverse team — trade and investment analysts, researchers, and industry experts — continue to provide insights on investment opportunities and assist investors to seamlessly integrate into the Ghanaian business world.

A Unique Approach

The GIPC’s work continues, despite increased global uncertainty as a result of the ongoing health crisis. The Center has transformed its services, leveraging digital technology and social media to better serve investors, reinforce its commitment to the buoyancy of the global economy and keep up with changing business trends.

At GIPC, the notion of investment promotion goes beyond traditional media and events promotion. It makes aggressive use of digital media, coupled with high-level stakeholder engagements and business-to-business links. With this strategy, the GIPC, even amid the pandemic, recorded impressive FDI inflows, placing Ghana among the top recipients of FDI on the African Continent.

To widen the investment pool, the GIPC is a pioneer of Diaspora Direct Investments in Africa as nascent steps are being taken by the Center to harness and coordinate the global African resource potential. Its Diaspora Investment Desk distinctively caters Investment and commercial activities between Ghana and the African diaspora. This compounds with the GIPC’s Aftercare Division, established to provide post-investment services to nurture lasting stakeholder relationships.

In line with the global drive for sustainable investments, the GIPC encourages investments that have positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes. It recently collaborated with the UNDP to launch the SDG Investor Roadmap, which aims to mobilize private-sector investments to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

A Growing Reputation

The last four years have been busy for GIPC. The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) awards named it best investment promotion agency in West and Central Africa for five years in a row, and named it best investment promotion agency in Africa for two years in a row.

Yofi Grant

CEO: Yofi Grant

Yofi Grant, CEO of GIPC, was elected to the World Association of Investment Promotion Associations’ Steering Board in 2019 to represent Sub-Saharan Africa. At the 25th World investment conference by WAIPA in Dubai UAE, the CEO was again reelected unto the steering board where he continues to represent Sub Saharan Africa.

Driving Regional Trade and Growth

The GIPC has been instrumental in boosting intra-African trade through its involvement in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

The Centre works with stakeholders to ensure that the necessary infrastructure and policies are in place. The Centre spearheads the Invest Ghana agenda by disseminating limitless business opportunities in sectors such as agriculture, real estate, manufacturing, health, and tourism. Its multi-faceted approach to investment attraction has played a direct role in the increasing buoyancy of the regional economy.

“We welcome the world to explore Ghana’s investment opportunities,” says Grant, “with us being your first port of call.”

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