HON. SHANI STIRS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHERN GHANA

Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Shani Alhassan Shaibu admonished entrepreneurs to liaise with their respective Municipal, Metropolitan, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to develop
ideal proposals and business plans for support through collaboration and partnership with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).
He made this statement on the occasion of the GIPC 2022 Regional Sensitization Tour and a Business Forum in Tamale on Thursday, 19 May, 2022, which seeks to promote and guide entrepreneurs to have successful businesses at the local levels.
According to him, the GIPC is the lead government agency mandated under the GIPC Act, Act 865 (2013) with the responsibility to encourage and promote investments in the country.
“The sensitization, therefore, is for the GIPC to deepen its investment drive and stimulate domestic private sector investment and create a platform for discussions among stakeholders on the “ideal” investment areas each respective MMDA wishes to present for promotion,” he said.
He assured that, feedback from the forum would be used to finalize each proposal submitted to the GIPC to facilitate it for promotion both locally and on the world market.
He urged all to actively participate to ensure the success of the initiative to enable us to build a better Ghana, collectively.
Meanwhile, he admonished all people venturing into any sort of business to conduct proper due diligence before starting the business and as well be cautious of cheaters and scammers.
The Director of Investor Services Division, Edward Ashong-Lartey, GIPC identified some investment opportunities in various sectors across the length and breadth of the country.
He added that, these opportunities from both public and private sources are available for investors through project profiling.
“GIPC seeks to provide investors with up-to-date information on incentives available to them and support to both new and existing investors, as well as assisting with the obtaining of necessary licenses,” he said.
According to him, GIPC as part of their responsibilities, mediate between government and investors to address investor challenges, and also assist investors with the acquisition of permits for the setting-up and operation of an enterprise.
He said, Ghana through the GIPC has over the years attracted Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) into various sectors for the development of the Ghanaian economy.

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