Trade & Investiments
Objectives and functions
  The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is a government agency, re-established under the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act, 1994 (Act 478):

- to encourage, promote and facilitate investments in all sectors of the economy except mining and petroleum

- to co-ordinate and monitor all investment activities falling under Act 478 and assist both domestic and foreign investors in:

  • initiating and supporting measures that will, enhance the investment climate in the country for both Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian companies
  • promoting investments in and outside Ghana through effective promotion
  • collecting, collating, analysing and disseminating information about investment opportunities and sources of investment capital, and advising on the availability, choice or suitability of partners in joint-venture projects;
  • registering and keeping records of all enterprises to which this Act is applicable
  • identifying specific projects and inviting interested investors for participation in those projects initiating, organizing and participating in promotional activities such as exhibitions, conferences and seminars for the stimulation of investments
  • maintaining a liaison between investors and ministries, government departments and agencies, institutional lenders and other authorities concerned with investments
  • providing and disseminating up-to-date information on incentives available to investors
  • assisting investors by providing support services including assistance with permits required for the establishment and operation of enterprises
  • evaluating the impact of the Centre on investments in the country and recommending appropriate changes where necessary
  • registering and keeping records of all technology-transfer agreements relating to investments under this Act
  • performing such other functions as are incidental to the attainment of the objectives of this Act.
Organisational Structure
  GIPC is administered by an eight-member board of directors, the majority of whom are from the private sector. The management team, comprising the Chief Executive and four Divisional Directors, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Centre.
GIPC functions through four operational divisions:
  • Investors Services
  • Research and Development
  • Promotion and Public Relations
  • Finance and Administration.
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