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Entrepreneurship Seminar 2012

Embassy of the United States of America

Tamale, Ghana

Sept, 2012


Ghana: GDP/FDI Trend


Investors Attracted to Ghana

FDI projected to top $5 billion a year over the next five years – creating 45,000 jobs yearly

FDI: GIPC’s 2012 first quarterly update shows U.S. ranked first with $407 million

Strong democratic potential

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals

Ease of doing business

Ahead of Brazil, India, China, Russia (BRIC)


Agriculture Needs Investment


U.S. Mission Assistance

West Africa Trade Hub – helped over 200 West African local companies export value-added products to the U.S

USAID Ghana – supported over 500 FBOs, CBOS, trade and business associations in 2011

MCC – Trained over 66,900 farmers and assisted over 1,700 agribusinesses and 130 rural banks as part of MCC Compact I

Technical advisors in Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Bank of Ghana, Ghana Revenue Authority

Improve delivery of public services/revenue collection

Strengthen financial institutions


U.S. Mission Assistance II

Commercial partnerships

American Chamber of Commerce

Corporate Council of Africa/U.S. Africa Business Conference

Infrastructure projects through concessional lending and feasibility studies – water/sanitation, healthcare, aviation, energy

International Buyers Program/Trade Shows

International Visitors Leadership Program

Trade Missions


Total two way trade has more than doubled over the last three years from $754 million in 2009 to $1.93 billion in 2011

Thousand Dollars



Top Four Export Sectors from Ghana to the U.S.

Thousand Dollars