Welcome to the GFZA...looking beyond the horizon

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.

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Michael Okyere BaafiChief Executive Officer | GFZA

If you are looking beyond the horizon for where to locate your business, then you are at the right place.Ghana Free Zones Authority offers you a conducive business environment.

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Alan KyeremantengMinister of Trade & Industry

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.

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what we do for you

The GFZA is the agency responsible for the implementation of the free zones programme. Investors are invited to come to Ghana and allow our easy and abundant labor force be a source of competitive advantage for you as you explore and develop larger markets for your goods and services. Let’s help you get started!

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The unique advantage Ghana possesses coupled with the generous incentives and the efficient services provided by the GFZA makes the business environment more than ready to provide maximum returns on investment.

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Investors are invited to come to Ghana and allowed us easily and abundant labor force be a source of competitive advantage for you as you explore and develop larger markets for your goods and services.

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The location of Ghana, coupled with the relative stability that the country has enjoyed over the past years makes Ghana a gateway for regional trade and investments into the West African sub-region.

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There are 11 main sectors that have been identified as priority areas for foreign direct investment. Ghana has a comparative advantage in these areas and intends to capitalize on this advantage to attract investment into the country. Here are some of our featured GFZA Enterprises in these sectors.

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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.

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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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Access a wide range of downloadable content including reports, videos, photos, brochures, articles, speeches and more from the Ghana Free Zones Portal. All downloads require Adobe PDF Reader. If you do not have it installed on your system, please install Adobe Reader.

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Click here to access the Ghana Free Zones Authority Annual Reports. All downloads require Adobe PDF Reader. If you do not have it installed on your system, please click the Adobe Logo to download Adobe Reader. For additional information, please contact us here.

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    The Management of the Ghana Free Zones Authority organized a three day retreat for its staff members at the Volta Serene Hotel in Ho, the Volta regional capital. This is in line with management efforts in building the capacity of its staff.   Some of the topics taught included Marketing in Action, Presentation Skills, Emotional

    March 14, 2019
  • New Free Zones Act expected to be ready by third quarter

    Source: thebftonline.com A proposed timeline for an amendment Bill that will amend the Free Zones Act 1995 (Act 504) is by the third quarter of the year, barring any unforeseen delays, the Head of Legal at Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA), Mrs. Kristine Lartey has said. The proposed amendments is aimed at addressing the gaps in

    February 8, 2019
  • Government Rolls Out Plans To Establish Petroleum Hub In Western Region

    Energy Minister Peter Amewu says government has rolled out plans to establish a petroleum hub in the Western part of the country. He says the purpose of the hub is “to house major infrastructure for refining and processing, discharge, storage, distribution, transportation and trading of petroleum products”. According to the Energy minister, this development will

    February 6, 2019
  • Ghana Processes 300,000 Tonnes Of Cocoa

    Ghana’s cocoa sector set new record for domestic processing, as total volume of cocoa processed reached 300,000 tonnes during the 2017/18 season. The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), which released a statement, said the 2017-2018 figure represents a 19 percent growth over 252,000 tonnes recorded during the 2016/17 season. The growth, according to COCOBOD, was driven

    December 21, 2018
GFZA Head Office
  • 5th Link Rd, East Cantonments [Near US Embassy] Accra, Ghana

  • +233 302 780535

Takoradi Office
  • MOTI Building Behind CEPS Office, Harbour Area, Takoradi, Ghana

  • +233 031 202 5138

Kumasi Office
  • Registrar General's Department Office Building
    Adum - Kumasi

  • 0244841590

Tema Office