GIPC calls for investment project proposals
Ahead of Ghana's Investment Fora in 2010, the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) has called for marketable business investment projects that will be packaged for promotion in the 2010 investment fora. The call was made during a sensitization workshop by the GIPC on Wednesday.
There will be two investment fora in 2010, the first in February and the second in June. The February investment forum is being organized under the auspices of the Commonwealth Business Council while the June event is being organized as part of the Investment Promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa (IPSSA) initiative-sponsored by the Swiss government.
The IPSSA initiative is a technical assistance programme to build capacity of the GIPC to identify and build a strong portfolio of investment projects for local and international promotion.
Speaking at the launch, the IPSSA Project Manager Ghana, Mr. Felix Quansar, assured participants of institutional support from GIPC for the selected investment projects to be presented at the investment fora. He said 'GIPC will verify and validate investment projects for promotion on international investment platforms' adding that '… this is an institutional approach to stimulate direct investment into concrete projects proposed by local businesses.'
Priority areas for the investment projects for the fora include: agriculture and agribusiness; financial services; infrastructure and utilities; manufacturing and industries; petroleum and mining; and tourism.
OSEC Business Network Switzerland carries out the IPSSA initiative on behalf of the Swiss Government. The Embassy of Switzerland to Ghana implements the official Swiss Economic Development Assistance to Ghana which concentrates on economic and trade measures in four main domains i.e. sound macro-economic policies and transparent public finances; financial sector development and strengthening; trade, competition and investment climate and basic infrastructure regulation and public utilities in energy.
For more information contact:
Mr. Felix Quansar
IPSSA Project Manager Ghana
Darko Farms Office Complex
No. 4 Light Industrial Area
Nyaniba Estates, Accra
Phone : +233 244 239190
Mr. Kofi Antiri
Acting Director, (Evaluation, MIS & Budget)
Ghana investment Promotion Center
Public Services Commission Building
Ministries Enclave, Accra
Phone : +233 665 125-9/664276
Administrative and Communication Officer
Embassy of Switzerland
P.O. Box GPO 359
Phone: +233 225 008/ 248 226