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10.11.2008 General News

Fresh hands at GIPC

By Stephen Odoi Larbi - Ghanaian Chronicle

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) as part of its restructuring strategy to promote, attract and retain investments in the country has recruited fresh hands in its operations towards the realization of its goals.

Three personalities who have rich and vast experience in their field of study have been recruited to fill key positions of the Centre namely; Business Development, Public Affairs and Communication and Training and Development.

A statement released by GIPC in Accra last Friday welcomes Mr. Edward Benjamin Ashong-Lartey, Mr. Kwasi Kyei Darkwah and Miss Efua Yeboah- Mamattah to their new positions in a modern and forward looking centre that is working relentlessly to attract private, domestic and foreign investments in transform Ghana into a broad-based industrial and export-led economy through aggressive investment promotion activities.

According to the statement, Mr. Edward Benjamin Ashong-Lartey who is a veteran in investment promotion analysis and targeting is the new Director, Business Development of GIPC. He holds an MBA in corporate strategy and economic policy from the Maastricht School of Management, Holland and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics and Geography from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Kwasi Kyei Darkwah is the new Director, Public Affairs and Communications. He has over 20 years of media and communications experience. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Film and Television Production from London Metropolitan University, Diploma in Journalism from Ghana Institute of Journalism and Certificates in Marketing Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Production and Cost Management from The Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship of Japan in Ghana, Essential Marketing Skills from Price Waterhouse and Delivering Learning to Adults from Westminster Adult Education Service.

Afua Yeboah Mamattah, Principal –Training and Development has over 18 years training experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She is the new Principal, Training and Development. Afua has delivered business training seminars and networking sessions for senior and middle management and is charged to develop this vital component of the new GIPC.

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre is a government agency re-established under the GIPC Act 1994 [Act 478] mandated to encourage, promote and facilitate investment in the all sectors of the Ghanaian economy with the exception of mining, petroleum, free zones activities and the privatization of Government entities.