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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: 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
  • Free Zones Company boosts economy with over $1 billion exports in 9 months

    Companies operating under the free zones enclave exported goods valued at US$1.04 billion in the first nine months of this year, as against their total imports of US$113.1 million within the same period. This means that the exports of free zones companies outstripped their imports by more than 100 per cent. The Executive Secretary of

    December 4, 2018
  • Ghana moves up in FDI investment countries in Africa

    AFRICA 6-10-Largest-economies Ghana has moved up one place, up from eight to the seventh position, in the league of countries that attracts foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. 2018 EY Africa Attractiveness Report also ranked Ghana second in West Africa for FDI attractiveness. EY Africa Attractiveness Survey and Report is by Ernst & Young Company

    December 3, 2018
  • Don’t condemn the entire Free Zones – Free Zones boss to GRA

    The Ghana Free Zones Authority has stated that it does not support illegal acts and would support the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in carrying out its mandate of policing goods entering and exiting Free Zone areas. It has consequently asked the GRA not to use the culpability of one Free Zone Company

    November 15, 2018
  • Auditing of licensed duty-free begins

    The Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) is undertaking an independent audit of all licensed duty-free shops and household plastic manufacturing companies found to have violated the Free Zone Act 1995 (ACT504). The audit has become necessary following the arrest of some four persons by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for diverting duty-free goods released for

    November 15, 2018
  • Ease Of Doing Business Report: Ghana Moves Up Six Places

    Ghana has made progress in the ease of doing business, according to the World Bank Group 2019 Doing Business Report- Training for Reform, released yesterday. Ghana improved its ranking to 114 out of 190 economies up six places from 120 in the 2018 Doing Business Report. Ghana’s ease of doing business score formerly called distance

    November 2, 2018
  • Media Briefing: Inactive Free Zones companies face delisting

    Date: Aug 07 , 2018 , 09:48 BY: Doreen Andoh, Graphic Online   At least 60 out of the 200 companies operating in free zone enclaves risk having their names delisted from the records of the Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) because they have become inactive. The authority will go ahead to delist such companies

    October 29, 2018
  • Deduction of employees’ salary as punishment illegal – Legal Consultant

    Source: The B&FT Date: 11-10-2018 Time: 05:10:23:am Employers have been asked to desist from deducting salaries of their staff as a form of punishment because the practice is illegal. A private legal consultant and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP), Ghana, Mr. Alexander Williams said the practice is contrary to the provisions of the

    October 22, 2018
  • REROY boss wins award

    Executive Chairperson of Reroy Group, a leading cable manufacturing company, Kate Quartey Papafio has been awarded in this year’s Ghana Women Excellence in Business awards. The third edition which took place over the weekend is an annual event, which is meant to celebrate Ghanaian women who are excelling in various fields of endeavour and contributing

    April 26, 2018
  • Cargill to expand its cocoa processing capacity in producer countries

    Cargill Inc, a leading producer and distributor of agricultural products, sees the cocoa market broadly balanced in the current 2017/18 season and is aiming to expand its processing capacity in producer countries. Crops in West Africa got off to a strong start in 2017/18, but production tapered off, reducing the chance of another global surplus,

    April 26, 2018
  • Change in Exchange Rate March 2019

    Circulars from the Ghana Free Zones Authority is available on this page, please ensure you have Adobe Reader to view the documents as they are in the widely accepted PDF Format. All downloads require Adobe PDF Reader. If you don’t have Adobe Reader Installed, please use the link below to download a free copy. Download

    April 24, 2018
  • Ghana Free Zones Authority Gets New Office Complex

    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 four storey ultra modern building will host investors who visit the country to seek for investment

    April 24, 2018

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