The Vice President of the Italian Business Association of Ghana (IBAG), Mr. Nii Amaa Ollennu, has reiterated that the Italian business association is committed to the economic developmental goals of the country.
According to him, his chamber will champion formidable and business oriented ideas and projects aimed at creating the platform for cultural, economic and trading opportunities between Italy and Ghana.
He added that with the influx of competent and industrious Italian companies in the Ghana who are adding great value to the socio-economic growth of the country, he is confident that the association will continue to empower, train and network with all sectors of the country to help boost the economy of Ghana.
Mr. Ollennu made these assertions during the official launch of the Italian Business Association held last night at the La Villa Boutique Hotel Osu, Accra.
”The association is open to companies and individuals without nationality restrictions will herald business oriented programmes such as organizing focus interviews, events, workshops and seminars on specific sectors of the economy by bringing experts to the table, Facilitate business-oriented capacity building programs for members to enable them advance in their various business endeavours” he stressed.
“We are also focused on Advisory services for Ghanaian companies with business interest in Italy as well as Italian companies that are planning to invest in Ghana by sharing local knowledge of the territory acquired over the years to help new investors understand the Ghanaian/Italian market.; Creating cultural exchanges between
Italy and Ghana; Undertaking various projects/activities as part of IBAG’s social responsibilities”.
Mr. Ollennu further called on all companies and individuals, who desire to invest, build and strengthen business relationships with Italian companies in Ghana and
Italy to join the association to help attain strong business connections.
On her part, the Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Mrs. Laura Carpini, in her message congratulated the association for their commitment of bringing together all business associates in Ghana under a common umbrella targeted at strengthening business tides of both countries.
She assured that her office will continue to collaborate with IBAG in their quest to bridging a common business vision of both countries.
The Vice President of the National House of Chiefs Awulea Attibrukusu III commended the Italian Business Association of Ghana and encouraged members of IBAG to use the appropriate avenues when acquiring lands especially the chiefs who are custodians of lands.
The association is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious association and supports free expression of views and opinions will collaborate with other associations/Chambers of commerce; to become the voice of the business community in dealing with government institutions and bodies as well as networking and lobbying.