CHIEF Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Mr Reginald Yofi Grant has praised businesses that make it to the Ghana Club (GC) 100 for their hardwork and invaluable contribution to the Ghanaian economy.
Speaking at the GIPC’s third annual CEO’s Breakfast Meeting of the year, specifically tailored for the members of the Ghana Club 100, Mr Grant declared, “the top 100 companies have always performed creditably in the economy and even as we look through to see who is number one, we see credibility, we see good governance, we see the drive to achieve growth and so we are further encouraged to make that this whole exercise is strengthened, maintained but surely the 1op 100 will each be recognized for the good impact they have had on the economy,”
The event, which was held under the theme of “Public-Private Partnerships: Bridging the Gap for Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Development,” provided an effective platform for these CEOs to connect, exchange insights, and collaborate on strategies to boost Ghana’s economic growth by harnessing the potential of the private sector.
Mr Grant pledged government’s commitment to removing the bottlenecks that impinge smooth business operations.
The meeting included notable presentations, including a keynote address by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Attah, and an interactive panel session dedicated to exploring current business trends and addressing challenges faced by businesses in their operations..
Mr Grant, stressed the importance of the private sector in building a stronger business ecosystem in Ghana. He said, “The private sector generates revenue, creates jobs, and propels economic growth and it is investments that drive the private sector.”
The GIPC boss assured attendees that the GIPC is diligently working to eliminate barriers in the nation’s investment code to support business growth in Ghana.
The Minister of Finance, in his speech, acknowledged the current economic challenges facing Ghana, but he assured the CEOs that the government is working to resolve them. He outlined ongoing efforts to meet the necessary requirements for the release of the second tranche of funding from the International Monetary Fund and secure additional funding from the World Bank, with a goal to receive approximately one billion dollars by year-end to assist the Bank of Ghana with its balance of payment issues. He also expressed his optimism that investors will continue to see Ghana as a good place to do business.
The breakfast meeting concluded with an announcement of the call for entries for the upcoming 20th edition of the Ghana Club 100 Awards. The awards, which will be held on October 27, 2023, recognize the top 100 companies in Ghana based on their growth performance, profitability, and social impact.