GIPC pledges support for businesses willing to invest in Ghana
The Ghana Investment Promotion Authority (GIPC) has pledged its continuous support to businesses willing to invest in Ghana.
Mr Edward Benjamin Ashong-Lartey, Director Investor Services GIPC, said the Centre would provide the necessary support to companies that invest as the country expanded its economy.
He was speaking at the opening of an exhibition by Brazilian Manufacturing firm Canada Containers in Accra to introduce Ghanaians to its products.
The company was part of a delegation of Brazilian investors who visited Accra in August this year on a Trade and Investment Mission organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr Ashong-Lartey said the company’s return to the country within four months was an indication of the confidence that the Brazilian businesses have in Ghana.
He said the GIPC would do all it could to ensure that businesses investing in the country were firmly established and thrived.
Head of International Division at Canada Containers, Wilson Mendonca Jr said the Brazilian manufacturing company would make Ghana the hub of its operations in the West Africa sub-region.
He said the company planned in the medium term to start manufacturing locally using raw materials as well as labour from Ghana thus adding value to the local economy.
“Canada Containers will not only be exporting finished products from Brazil, but also manufacture locally,” he said.
Canada Container’s wide-ranging infrastructure products can be used by a multiplicity of industries and sectors which include Construction, Mining, Health, Education, Agribusiness, Commercial activities (Trading/Shops), Urban/Rural housing and also for the Hospitality sector.
“Based on the demands we have identified, we intend to offer products and projects that will cater for low-income sectors in rural and urban housing, warehouses for the storage of grain and other commodities, customized modules for health posts, schools, churches, offices, vocational training centres, washrooms and toilets, security guards posts and other products,” management of the Company said.
With over 19 years’ experience, Canada Containers is a key reference point and an industry standard for modular structures. With its own manufacturing system, the company stands out by offering complete and customized solutions.
The occasion was graced by Brazilian Ambassador to Ghana Ms Maria Elisa Teofilo de Luna.