Association of Ghana Industries holds its annual regional meeting in Ho

Mrs Kate D. Abbeo  Deputy Chief Executive [Finance and Administration],GFZA

 

The Association of Ghana Industries hosted its annual regional meeting for the Eastern, Volta, and Oti regions at Ho, the Volta regional capital.

The forum’s theme was “Building Resilient Industries for the Eastern, Volta, and Oti Regions for Long-Term Development.” The forum brought together leaders from numerous companies and government organizations, as well as representatives of the International community.

 

As the forum’s special guest of honor, Honourable Hebert Krapa, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in charge of International Trade and Export, underlined the government’s aim to expand the capacities of current industries. He also highlighted the ministry’s intention to implement a national export development strategy, which will assist propel the country’s exports. The minister also stated that the government will boost the industry by giving litigation-free lands through the Ghana Free Zones Authority in order to establish industrial parks in all 16 regions of the country.

The Ghana Free Zones Authority’s deputy chief executive officer in charge of finance and administration expressed delight at the authority’s engagement with AGI to push the essential industrialization demands of enterprises in order to boost the Ghanaian economy. ‘The role of industry participants in completing the goal of the Ghana Free Zones Authority is vital, and Ghana’s endeavor to industrialize in order to solve its import balances is principally based on the availability of the requisite fiscal and non-fiscal incentives,’ she said.

 

She also took advantage of the opportunity to educate and encourage attendees about the importance of joining the free zone scheme and the benefits it provides for people in the three regions. The deputy CEO also took advantage of the chance to debunk the idea that the free zone scheme is primarily for foreign nationals.

Mr. Prince Ananu and Mr. Nawas Abubakar of the GFZA’s Marketing and Corporate Affairs unit supported the process by taking the time to convey the entire benefits of the free zones scheme to participants.

The Ghana Promotion Center, Ghana Export Promotion Authority, and the Coastal Development Authority were also present.