The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) renewed its commitment to providing assistance and guidance to Diaspora investors at the just ended Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit (GDHS) 2017.
The three-day event, themed ‘Development, Opportunity, Value: Welcome Home’ was held from the 5th – 7th July, 2017, and featured keynote addresses from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and Minister of Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta.
GIPC was present to participate in wider efforts being made to foster a strengthened, inclusive relationship with the Diaspora community, as well as highlight the opportunities for business and investment for Ghanaians based abroad. The summit also sought to address issues faced by returning Ghanaians and discuss avenues to improve conditions and processes that facilitate the ease of doing business.
GIPC CEO, Mr Yofi Grant, spoke on the launch day, delivering a presentation that underscored multiple benefits of investing in Ghana as an economy, detailing on the variety and depth of opportunities available for business and investment. He also emphasised ongoing efforts being made to improve business registration processes.
The Centre was on hand, during the three day event, to provide information on various aspects related to doing business in Ghana.
Diaspora communities are a key source of financial inflow from abroad. Ghana recorded over US$1.8 billion in remittances in 2016 alone, according to the Bank of Ghana.
The GIPC will continue to engage with Ghanaians in the Diaspora through its various platforms and is committed to assisting them bring their wealth of knowledge and expertise to contribute in the building of Ghana’s economy.
The summit was put together by the GDHS Committee in partnership with the GIPC, the Diaspora Relations Office, the Ministry of Business Development, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration.