GIPC To Market Ghana In Singapore- Yofi Grant

The Ghana Investment Promotion (GIPC) is expected to lead a 50-member trade delegation from Ghana to this year’s Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) billed to come off from 28-29 August, this year in Singapore.

The Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for business exchange and fostering trade between Africa and Asia.

Organised by Enterprise Singapore, the forum has brought together over 2,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to explore partnerships and growth opportunities between Asia and Africa.

This year, the forum is expected to address critical issues and identify opportunities in key sectors, including infrastructure, real estate, manufacturing, digital technology, and oil and gas, among others.

Ian Lee, Regional Director of Singapore Enterprise, Middle East and Africa, recently called on Yofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Center (in Accra, on behalf of the organisers, to invite Mr Grant to address this year’s forum and present Ghana’s investment and trade opportunities to the world.

He said Ghana is one of the best countries to invest in because of her political stability.

Mr Grant recalled that Ghana and Singapore had enjoyed good bilateral relations for many years and officials from the two countries continue to cooperate in many areas of mutual benefits, including capacity-building and training, education and economic policy making.

At the end of March 2018, the centre had registered 42 projects from Singapore with an estimated value of $1.5 billion.

According to him, Ghana stands the chance of networking with over 500 business leaders from top companies in Singapore.

“During the meeting Ghanaian businesses would have the opportunity to interact on one on one basis, as well as listen to top minds from public and the private sector,” he added.

Mr Grant noted that Singapore is one of the topnotch countries in the manufacturing of chocolates and with Ghana being one of the major cocoa producing countries.

According to the CEO of GIPC, the world is currently opening up in terms of trade.

He said Ghana has the best laws that protect businesses and encouraged investors to tap into that.

Mr Grant said an Asia Business Council would be established in Singapore and would be managed by Enterprise Singapore and GIPC.

He explained that the Asian Business Council would be used as outpost to access huge investment potentials and capital that exist within South Asian region and outside China.

“This is a partnership that we at GIPC cherish and it’s dear to our hearts,” the GIPC CEO stressed.

Mr Grant appealed to Ghanaian companies to take advantage of this year’s forum to boost trade and services between the two countries.



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