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GIPC REGIONAL SENSITIZATION TOUR-BA

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has organised sensitization forum for investors, Municipal and District Assemblies as well as the Brong-Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council to discuss strategies that would stimulate local growth in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The forum is intended to create the platform for the key stakeholders to deliberate on how to attract more investment into the Region and the nation at large”. Welcoming the gathering, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Economic and Planning Officer, Duodu A. Acheampong who deputized the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku, indicated that the Regional investment sensitization tour are to facilitate the indigenous Ghanaian companies preparedness to take advantage of the provisions in the Local Content Law which requires that the Foreign investor cedes a minimum of ten per cent share to the local company as partner. He said investment create the needed employment opportunities for people and opens up the local economies to take advantage of the technologies available for improving ones art. Mr. Opoku therefore charged the Municipal and District Assemblies fashion out its development investment plans for its local businesses. The Minister entreated them to identify development projects that can be marketed by the GIPC as Public Private Partnerships to enhance the overall development of their areas. The Investment Principal Officer of the GIPC, George Asafo Adjei said the objectives of the sensitization was to highlights on implementation of the New GIPC Act 2013 and to encouraged Ghanaian Businesses to register with the centre and take advantage of the incentives provided in the investment Act. He mentioned inaccurate information from project sponsor, determining the value and inadequate negotiation skills and knowledge on part of project sponsors as some of the challenges facing the investors. Mr. Adjei noted that the local companies in Ghana only search for access to export market, financial support, technical and management skills as well as technology transfer. Speaking to the Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman for Northern Center of the Traditional Herbalists Association, Adjei appealed to the government to include herbalists in his budgets allocation. According to him, herbalists plays important role in Ghanaians health especially, when doctors are on strike. Mr. Adjei called on Ghanaians to patronize made in Ghana herbal drugs, saying it far better than other country’s herbal drugs.   
Source: Biiya Mukusah Ali/http://newspaper.developghana.com/   
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