Priority Sector

Prospective free zone investors can invest in the manufacturing, service or commercial sector. The following sectors have been identified as priority areas for foreign direct investment. Ghana has comparative advantage in these areas and is capitalizing on this advantage to attract investment into the country. These are:

  • Information and Communication Technology [ICT]
  • Textile/apparel Manufacturing
  • Agro-food Processing
  • Seafood Processing
  • Jewelery/Handicraft Production
  • Metal/Hand Tool Fabrication
  • Floriculture
  • Light Industry/Assembling Plant
  • Ceramic Tiles Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Ethnic Beauty Products

Also, investors can invest as enclave developers to provide necessary on-site infrastructure on designated export processing zones or propose their own land to be designated as export processing zones, for lease to other investors. The above sectors are however not exclusive.

Potential investors can invest in any other sector which falls within the mandate of the Free Zones Authority.

News and Events

  • 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