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Business News of Saturday, 13 April 2013

Source: peacefmonline

'GIPC is not for foreign investors alone'

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, has dismissed the notion that the centre is more interested in increasing Foreign Direct Investment into the country than being concerned with domestic investors

According to her, GIPC is sensitising Ghanaians to translate their business experiences into tangible results such as building their capacity through regional sensitisation programmes.

She reiterated that the centre considers domestic investors as best ambassadors for the country as far as investing in the country is concerned, thus her recent meeting with members of the Ghana Club 100, the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), the Chamber of Mines, the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, the Private Enterprises Foundation (PEF), as a collective body, to share ideas for the first time with the GIPC and design a road map towards leveraging the various opportunities thereof to grow their businesses.

The GIPC, she said, has the mandate to diligently pursue, attract and retain investments, both foreign and local to support President Mahama's agenda.

“We ensure that Ghanaians are having tangible experiences to demonstrate that GIPC is not for foreign investors but particularly focused on Ghanaian investors. There are regional sensitisation that GIPC has been conducting for a number of years to build capacity in the various regions across the country to showcase investing opportunities,” she said

Mrs Trebarh, who recently toured the United States, United Kingdom and France to seek strategic investment, was very hopeful her interaction with the investors did not only expose them to the nation’s business opportunities but also see them partner the various local businesses, so as to build a robust economy.

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