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Baltic States to Make Ghana Gateway to West Africa – Yofi Grant

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant has disclosed that the three Baltic States have expressed desire to embark on a major investment drive in West Africa using Ghana as gateway.

The Baltic States, located in the north-eastern region of Europe include Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea.

Speaking in an interview in the capital city of Latvia after participating in a Ghana – Latvia Business Forum, as part of a delegation led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Mr. Grant stated the GIPC’s aim at the forum was to strategically position Ghana to attract majority of investment inflows from Latvia and the rest of the Baltic world.

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GIPC to Hold Second Edition of Young Entrepreneurs Forum

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) will hold the second edition of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum at the Labadi Beach Hotel on 25th and 26th July, 2018.

The two-day forum is expected to bring together over 300 participants and will be on the theme “Connect. Accelerate. Grow: Phase II”.

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GIPC Calls for Reforms in Agric Sector to Improve Investments

Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Yofi Grant is calling for reforms in the Agric sector to help improve investment in the sector.

He said, ‘‘we need to work harder at improving the value chain in agriculture. More scientific methods should be adopted to improve production processes and increase yields. There is a huge market out there for organic products we can take advantage of that top improve foreign exchange earnings.’’ 

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Is there a difference between a short-term permit and an expatriate quota?


The term work permit is used synonymously with a short-term permit. Short-term permits can be applied for and given for specific periods of time, normally not exceeding five years (5 years) at a time. They are not renewable, extendable or transferable. Applicants must apply for exact and specific duration desired with justification.

Expatriate quotas on the other hand, once given are for an indefinite period, i.e. for as long as the investor needs to keep such workers in Ghana to facilitate his business. This is tied to the investor’s paid-up capital.

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Leads an Investment Mission to South

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in partnership with the Ghana South Africa Business Chamber and the South Africa High Commission, Accra is leading a trade and investment promotion mission to the Republic of South Africa.

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Wed Jul 25 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Young Entrepreneurs Forum 2018
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Investment Promotion Mission to Singapore
Wed Sep 05 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Investment Promotion Mission to China
Tue Sep 25 @ 8:00AM - 08:00PM
Euromoney Ghana/West Africa Conference 2018
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Ghana Investment Opportunities Summit 2018
Fri Nov 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
17th Edition Ghana Club 100 Awards