Ghana stands a chance of accruing GH¢5 billion from local and foreign investors in the coming year, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investments Promotion Center (GIPC), Robert Ahomka Lindsay has told CITY & BUSINESS GUIDE.
According to him, the nation stood at a threshold of luring a lot of investments into the country and his outfit was prepared to provide the needed logistics to staff to make their daily routine easy and worthwhile.
Mr. Ahomka-Lindsay said this at a ceremony where the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Consultancy Services, in collaboration with the GIPC organized a training program for 34 newly recruited staff of the GIPC.
He said it was incumbent on the new staff to contribute their quota in this direction.
The programme was also supported by the World Bank Group and the Gateway Project.
The aim of the program was to equip the newly recruited staff with the knowledge and skills to promote, manage and sustain investment initiatives in the country.
It was also to support GIPC's outreach efforts vis-à-vis international and local investors.
The training was organised to provide the tools and skills which would allow the participants, who were mainly undergraduates to analyze and understand the rapidly changing investment environment globally and also to give the officers the right attitudinal orientation to assist them in their work.
Giving some remarks, the Rector of GIMPA, Dr. Stephen Adei said in this era of change in all spheres of endeavour, it was appropriate for the new staff to set their own standards of excellence in order to excel.
“Before you can propel the objectives of GIPC and achieve results, you must be technically competent, attitudinally upright and have good human relationship with the people you deal with daily,” the Rector emphasized.
He added that it was imperative for them to make an impact in their workplaces and areas of residence and as such they needed not compromise on their personal integrity.
“To make GIPC and your bosses succeed and impact on others, the upholding of your personal integrity and abhorring the tendency of making money quickly is important,” Professor Adei stated.
By Patrick Baidoo