Friday, 22 May 2009

Business: Investing in Ghana made easier by GIPC

“The GIPC co-ordinates and monitors all investment activities falling under Act 478 and assist both domestic and foreign investors in:
Initiating and supporting measures that will, enhance the investment climate in the country for both Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian companies.
Promoting investments in and outside Ghana through effective promotion.
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”

I have just stumbles across an exciting website (-and as you know , if it benefits Ghana then you will see it here) -and the site in question is This websites offers a comprehensive; 'one-stop-shop' of information, -on investing in Ghana, and if their claims are right -then this website is a 'first stop' on your business journey into investing (or setting up a business) in Ghana.They can help with; Cotton and Textile, Agro-Processing, Cash Crops, Ethnic Beauty Products, Floriculture, Financial Services, Fine and Custom Jewellery, Transport Services, Seafood Processing, Property Development, Tourism, Ceramics, Furniture and Wood Processing, Information Technology/Electronics, Apparel and Hand Tools. I haven't had the chance to get in touch with the good people at, GIPC (Ghana Investment Promotion Centre) -but do keep your eyes out for more information from GIPC in the not too distant future (-as I will endeavour to get an interview and samples of the businesses they have helped etc). So for more investment opportunities or information on GIPC, the contacts are as follows:

Location Address
Investment House,
1 Gulf Street , Airport West
Gulf House Premises
Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Accra
Telelphone / Fax
Tel: +233 21 521238 to 9
Fax: +233 21 506205 or 506207


  1. Hi Paulina ,
    yes the website is true.
    GIPC is a government agency.As with all gov't agencies they've got their pluses and minuses.
    They would give you a basic run-down of rules governing investments and business in Ghana but don't expect nothing specific and too detailed.

  2. Thanks Nii
    I am in the process of writing to them about a business idea I have, I am hoping they will be able to point me in the right direction...I will keep you posted...Paulina x