By Cecil Mensah
The President, John Dramani Mahama, has appointed Mr Micheal Agyekum Addo, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kama Group of Companies as the Board Chairman for the Ghana investment Promotion Centre(GIPC) to help drive the investment needs of the country.
The following individuals also joined him as members :Mawuena Trebah, CEO of GIPC, Mr Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuije, out-going Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Madam Gwen Sam, Miss Irene Demanya, Dr Regina Adu Twum, Director -General of National Development Planning Commission
(NDPC), Mr Daniel Osei Bonsu, President of Private Enterprises Federation(PEF) and Mr Aaron Dickson.
Inaugurating the Board at a short ceremony in Accra, Alhaji Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry reminded the Board to be mindful of the Act 865 that established GIPC under the 1992 Construction and be drivers for the country’s Foreign Direct investments (FDI) needs.
He said Ghana’s investment landscape has improved tremendously and the macro finance environment had also improved.
He noted that Ghana is gradually becoming the investment landscape for the sub-
He appealed to them to increase Ghana’s investment drive to three billion Dollars by 2018.
He tasked them to be on the offensive in the attraction of investment from the west into Ghana.
He called on them as a matter of urgency to reduce the bottlenecks in the registration of companies into a one stop clearance centre for doing business in the country.
Speaking on behalf of the members in an acceptance remark, Dr Micheal Agyekum Addo said members will be the drivers for technology transfer to create jobs for the teeming youth of the country.
He pledged to endeavour to bring investment to the deplorable parts of the region.
He promised to revamp the centre in collaboration with his colleague members to meet the forty-five hours deadline for the creation of one stop clearance a reality to boost doing business in the country.