- September 30, 2019
- Posted by: Isaac Amoaku
- Category: news
The Ghana Free Zones Authority has celebrated its 2019 investment week in Tamale.
The celebration instituted in 2017, has been organized annually with the aim of raising public awareness about the free zones program. The event has been successfully organized in Accra for two (2) consecutive years bringing together captains of businesses from the private and public sectors.
This year’s celebration was climaxed with an investment forum, exhibition and launch of the maiden Free Zone Magazine at the Modern City Hotel, Tamale on the 25th September, 2019.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) Mr Michael Okyere Baafi said that as an Authority, the GFZA has realized that most of its major activities are concentrated in Accra for which reason Tamale was selected for this year’s celebration. He added that the Authority hopes that hosting the programme in Tamale will enable the Authority showcase the North to potential foreign investors and whip up the interest of potential indigenous investors from the Northern part the country.
The C.E.O reiterated that this year’s celebration is aimed at sensitizing potential investors, government agencies, civil society organizations, other stakeholders and the general public in Tamale specifically, and the northern part of Ghana in general, about the operations of the free zones programme and the incentives offered.
Mr. Baafi informed the audience that, the Authority intends to set up a branch office in Tamale and plans are far advanced to locate an office to interface with businesses in the Northern part of Ghana.
The event was attended by the Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Hon John Benam the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Authority, Dr Abdel Majeed Haroun, and his deputy Madam Lariba Zuweira Abudu, the Gupke Naa, Alhassan Abdulai, the Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Seidu Alhassan and Chief Executive Officers of selected companies in the Northern Region.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah who was the Special Guest of Honour also launched the GFZA’s maiden magazine.
Unveiling the magazine, the Hon. Deputy Minister applauded Management of the Authority for publishing the Journal which is a Novelty idea to consciously promote the Ghana Free Zones Authority locally and internationally.