Our mission is to help transform Ghana into the Gateway to West Africa by creating an attractive and conducive business environment through the provision of competitive free zone incentives and operation of an efficient "one-stop-shop" for the promotion and enhancement of domestic and foreign investment.
Our vision is to facilitate a vibrant economy in Ghana, driven by a well integrated business environment with world class capacity for competition, technological innovations, business growth, economic diversity and development.
The Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) was established on 31st August, 1995 by an Act of Parliament – The Free Zone Act 1995 (Act 504), is to enable the establishment of free zones in Ghana for the promotion of economic development; to provide for the regulation of activities in free zones and for related purposes. The Board operates under a regulation (L.I. 1618). Actual implementation of the Programme commenced in September 1996.
The Ghana Free Zones Programme is designed to promote processing and manufacturing of goods through the establishment of Export Processing Zones (EPZs), and encourage the development of commercial and service activities at sea and air-port areas. In essence the whole of Ghana is accessible to potential investors who have the opportunity to use the free zones as a focal point to produce goods and services for foreign markets.
Functions of the Board
The Ghana Free Zones Authority has nine members who are appointed by the President in consultation with the Council of State. The Board is chaired by the Minister of Trade & Industry. The board’s main role is to facilitate, regulate and monitor activities in the free zones.
Other Functions of the Board
Meetings of the Board
The Board meets once every month to deliberate on issues at such times and places as the Chairman may determine. The Chairman presides over all meetings of the Board.However, in his absence members elect one of their members to preside in line with provisions of the Act.Other procedures relating to meetings of the Board are outlined in the Free Zones Act 504.
An organizational structure of the GFZA has at its apex the Board, which is tasked with the responsibility of achieving stipulated objectives. The Act provides for the establishment of committees to assist the Board in the discharge of its functions. Currently four (4) such committees have been established. These are:
The current structure establishes four (4) main divisions, namely:
Services provided by GFZA include:
UNDERSTAND THE FREE ZONES AUTHORITY ACT
The GFZA was established on 31st August, 1995 by an Act of Parliament to enable the establishment of free zones in Ghana for the promotion of economic development; to provide for the regulation of activities in free zones and for related purposes.
UNIQUE ADVANTAGES YOU ONLY GET FROM THE FREE Zones Authority
Investors are invited to come to Ghana and allowed our easily and abundant labour force be a source of competitive advantage for you as you explore and develop larger markets for your goods and services.
NEWS & EVENTS
Ghana FREE Zones Authority GETS NEW OFFICE COMPLEX
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah has on behalf of President John Mahama commissioned an office complex for the Ghana Free Zones Authority(GFZA) in Cantonments, Accra.
The Republic of Ghana is located in West Africa and bordered by Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and derives from the Ghana Empire in pre-colonial times.
The Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) was established on 31st August, 1995 by an Act of Parliament–1995 (Act 504), to enable the establishment of free zones for the promotion of economic development; to provide for the regulation of activities in free zones.
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The GFZA Head Office
5th Link Rd, East Cantonments
[Near US Embassy]
Postal Address - P.O.Box M626
+233 302 780535 | 785037
+233 24 2174534
+233 302 780536 | 780537
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GFZA launches new Head Office
The GFZA has unveiled its new Head Office in Accra. See pictures from the event and more here and do not forget to visit anytime you are in the area.
GFZA launches new Website & Portal
The GFZA has just launched its new web portal with features such as online portal access for GFZA Enterprises, Live Chat, Online Business Registration forms for download, social media presence and a whole lot more.
Visit the site and let us know what you think or send in suggestions.