Mrs. Kate  D. Abbeo

 Mrs. Kate  D. Abbeo

Deputy CHIEF Executive OFFICER

[Corporate Affairs]

Kate is currently a Deputy Executive Secretary [Corporate Affairs] of Ghana Free Zones Authority [GFZA]. Before her elevation to the rank; which is the equivalent of a Deputy Chief Executive Officer, she served as an in-house Solicitor with the GFZA, a role that she has held since June 2009. From October 2004 to June 2009, she was GFZA’s Solicitor – Secretary, during this period she also held the role of the Acting Human Resource Manager. She has been with the GFZA for more than 12 years.  Her commitment to the GFZA has seen her accomplish a number of important achievements.


Notable amongst these achievements are the resolution of a major labour dispute that threatened to bring down a multi-million dollar investment at the Tema Export Processing Zone as well as the work she put in to win a Court of Appeal judgment; that gave the Board title to strategic landed assets in the Tema Community 21 area. Her strong work ethic, loyalty and drive to see things through to completion, supported her to make these remarkable contributions to the Board.


Prior to joining the Board in October 2004, Kate was a Senior Tax Inspector with the Internal Revenue Service (now a division within Ghana Revenue Authority) and also a legal consultant with Jonarth Chambers, a private law office in Accra. Shortly after completion of her professional law course at the Ghana Law School in 1996, Kate worked as a Teaching Assistant for 2 years at the Law Faculty of the University of Ghana, providing guidance to law students and supporting the senior lecturers with specialised research on various topics in the law. Her ability to work excellently in teams and independently when required has made her a key asset to the GFZA.

Kate has an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and an LLB from the University of Ghana.


She was called to the Ghana Bar after completing a two year professional law course at the Ghana School of Law in 1996.  She is also a member of the International Bar Association [IBA] and regularly attends IBA’s annual conferences.



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.



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.



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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