|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.|
We are the one-stop agency that facilitates and supports local and foreign investors in both the manufacturing and services sectors as they seek more value-creating operations, higher sustainable returns and new business opportunities.
Objectives and Function:
The GIPC co-ordinates and monitors all investment activities falling under Act 478 and assist both domestic and foreign investors in:
1) Initiating and supporting measures that will, enhance the investment climate in the country for both Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian companies.
2) Promoting investments in and outside Ghana through effective promotion.
3) 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;
4) Registering and keeping records of all enterprises to which this Act is applicable.
5) 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.
6) Maintaining a liaison between investors and ministries, government departments and agencies, institutional lenders and other authorities concerned with investments
7) Providing and disseminating up-to-date information on incentives available to investors.
8) Assisting investors by providing support services including assistance with permits required for the establishment and operation of enterprises.
9) Evaluating the impact of the Centre on investments in the country and recommending appropriate changes where necessary.
10) Registering and keeping records of all technology-transfer agreements relating to investments under this Act.
11) Performing such other functions as are incidental to the attainment of the objectives of this Act.
Ghana Investment Promotion Centre's services include the following:
1) Investment facilitation:
- maintenance of liaison between investors and Ministries, Government departments and agencies, institutional lenders and other authorities concerned with investments;
- provision and dissemination of up-to-date information on incentives available to investors
- assisting incoming and existing investors by providing support services including assistance to procure authorities and permits required for the establishment and operation of enterprises.
2) Monitoring and Evaluation:
- evaluating the impact of the Centre on investments in the country and recommends appropriate changes where necessary
- registering and keeping records of all enterprises to which this Act is applicable;
- registering and keeping records of all technology transfer agreements relating to investments under this Act
3) Investment Procedures: (http://www.gipcghana.com/page.php?page=160§ion=25&typ=1&subs=)
4) Cost of Doing Business in Ghana: Includes information on business registration, labour issues / employment, taxes and utilities (http://www.gipcghana.com/page.php?page=161§ion=25&typ=1&subs=232)
5) Investment Environment (http://www.gipcghana.com/page.php?page=172§ion=25&typ=1&subs=)
Investment Opportunities are present in the following sectors:
1) Agriculture and Agro Processing
3) Financial Services
6) Petroleum and Gas
7) Textiles and Garments
8) Others (including Education, Forestry, Horticulture, Roads and Transport, etc.)