A total of 149 investment projects and opportunities have been identified and packaged for execution in the Central Region, the Ghana Investments Promotion Centre (GIPC) has noted.
These involve agriculture and agri-businesses, manufacturing and industry, tourism, information communication technology, energy, oils and gas services, mining services, infrastructure and financial services.
Kofi Sakyiama Antiri, Director in charge of Research & Investment Development at GIPC made this known at a day’s workshop for entrepreneurs in the region to enable them come out with investment ideas and plans that will enhance their businesses.
In attendance were metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies district planning officers.
The sensitization workshop also exposed the participants to project proposals.
He asked the entrepreneurs to register with the centre to enable them benefit from the incentives being provided under the Investments Act 478.
The Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, in a speech, pointed out that GIPC is the central government’s agency mandated to promote, facilitate and encourage investments in Ghana and urged businesses to take advantage of the centre to grow their businesses.
Noting that the region has essential potential areas in agriculture and agro-processing, tourism and infrastructure, Mr Sarpong stated GIPC has created a catalogue of projects both private and public which were available for partnership and funding.
He therefore tasked district planning officers and other stakeholders to identify individual businesses and help them to develop proposals and business plans, which would be translated into increased investments in economic development of the region.
GIPC aims at inducing foreign direct investment, promoting direct partnership between local and foreign investors and specific investment projects on the international market.
It is also aimed at providing direct promotion support to identify local investment projects.