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We’ll empower local investors – Free Zones

The management of the Ghana Free Zones Board is ready to work with local investors to help equip them and expand their businesses to enable them to compete with foreign investors.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Board, Mr Michael Okyere Baafi said that strengthening local investors and companies were top on his outfit’s priorities, he said “it is our key priority to help in any way we can to strengthen the local investors because we believe in them and know perfectly that the hold the future economy of this country.”

He was speaking on the sidelines of the Annual CEO’S conference held in Koforidua over the weekend to interact and share plans which will enhance the relationship and collaboration between the board and its investors.

Mr. Okyere Baafi added that, “we as a body have three key areas we want to champion and the first is working with speed. We want fast track all dealings and activities in the processes of documentations because we do not want to be like our public institutions where delays in processes occurs all the time, we want to do things differently so we will not create artificial traffic and bureaucracy so we have engaged with other stakeholders like the immigration services and they are prepared to process our emergency visas and work permits very fast.”

He also acknowledged the important roles the media played in government also called on its practitioners to help the Board to carve a new impressive image.

“We know we haven’t been doing well in the past but now we want to position ourselves well in the minds of both local and foreign investors so that they will recognize us as a very important and serious-minded investment agency and we want you the media to help us in this regard,” he said.

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