The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has renewed its commitment to provide assistance and guidance to Diaspora investors at the just ended Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit (GDHS) 2017.
The three-day event, themed ‘Development, Opportunity, Value: Welcome Home’ was held from the 5th – 7th July, 2017, and featured keynote addresses from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and Minister of Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta.
GIPC was present to participate in wider efforts being made to foster a strengthened, inclusive relationship with the Diaspora community, as well as highlight the opportunities for business and investment for Ghanaians based abroad. The summit also sought to address issues faced by returning Ghanaians and discuss avenues to improve conditions and processes that facilitate the ease of doing business.
Delivering a presentation that underscored multiple benefits of investing in Ghana as an economy, detailing on the variety and depth of opportunities available for business and investment. The CEO Mr. Yofi Grant, urge Ghanaian businessmen and women to re position themselves to help grow the country’s economy and make it the best place for business on the continent to enable the government achieve it aim of making Ghana a business hub in Africa.
The Centre was on hand, during the three day event, to provide information on various aspects related to doing business in Ghana.
Diaspora communities are a key source of financial inflow from abroad. Ghana recorded over US$1.8 billion in remittances in 2016 alone, according to the Bank of Ghana.
The GIPC will continue to engage with Ghanaians in the Diaspora through its various platforms and is committed to assisting them bring their wealth of knowledge and expertise to contribute in the building of Ghana’s economy.
After over three (3) years of operation it has become appropriate to assess the effectiveness of the revised law, make any necessary amendments to develop the Ghanaian economy through investment, ensure that the law creates the regulatory environment towards making Ghana the preferred investment destination in Africa and its legislation facilitates government’s investment initiatives.
For this purpose, the GIPC is currently engaging with various categories of its stakeholders in an effort to create dialogue and examine key provisions in the Act.
The Centre has met previously met with three categories of stakeholders and will be holding sessions with private and public stakeholders on the 13th, 14th, and 18th of July 2017 at the Labadi Beach Hotel.
The Centre is also using the same avenue to highlight its new strategic direction led by the CEO to make Ghana the most preferred investment destination in Africa.