Sunyani, Wednesday, November 1, 2023

A business forum has been held on Tuesday in Sunyani by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) with call on local businesses to register with the GIPC to attract investments opportunities.

It was a regional sensitization tour by the GIPC to engage businessmen, private and public sector workers, the Regional Coordinating Councils and  Development Planners from the various Assemblies to identify and discuss growth of local businesses.

The education and sensitization on the opportunities of GIPC was under the theme: “Grow In Ghana, Grow With Ghana”

Partners including the Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA), Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), the Ghana Exim Bank and others were engaged together with participants from both private and the public sector.

Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister advised the businessmen in the region to endeavor to register with the GIPC for their growth together with the investors.

She encouraged the Traditional Authorities and land owners in the to allocate lands to attract both foreign and local commercial businesses improvement opportunities.

In her opening remarks, Mad. Owusu-Banahene said land is very critical in terms of investing into the region’s value chain prospects, in areas of value addition to the cashew and poultry industry in the region.

There must be available genuine title and documents of ownership indicating litigation free area for investors to attract investments. 

Mad. Owusu-Banahene urged the Municipal and District Assemblies to help identify businesses and innovations that can be marketed by the GIPC, through which their revenues would improve.

Mr. Edmond Ofoli Onyame, Senior Investment Promotion Officer (Research Division), GIPC said the tour was to educate and sensitized the Regional Coordinating Councils about activities, functions and mandates of the GIPC.

He said GIPC promotes investment into all sectors of the economy, identify developmental projects that can be marketed by the GIPC and also helps scale up local small and medium enterprises to attract investors.

Mr. Onyame added the Centre also profiles non traditional projects for investments and consequent wider employment opportunities. 

“We are here to help your businesses grow” Mr. Onyame stated, therefore encouraged the business class not to hesitate in sharing with the Centre issues and challenges facing entrepreneurial development in the region.

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