Our Local Partners support Invest in Africa to deliver its initiatives in country. Working with Invest in Africa in Ghana, our Local Partners are committed to championing local businesses and increasing the ease of doing business.
UT Bank Ghana Ltd has evolved from a small lending institution into one of Ghana’s most successful banks. They provide a great example of how companies can develop through working and engaging with local communities and businesses.
Employing over 600 staff in 26 branches nationwide, UT Bank is one of the fastest growing indigenous banks in Ghana and is at the heart of the country’s workforce. The Bank has positioned itself as a lending bank that seeks to redefine banking in Ghana through efficient and respectful delivery of service.
UT Bank does not only provide the fastest and most professional credit service in Ghana, having won numerous national awards in recent years, including being the most respected bank and having the country’s most respected CEO (per PWC’s peer review awards) thanks to the companies engagement with local SMEs. It is also committed to supporting the local communities that it works within. Its core values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect guide the company’s various programmes that seek to have a meaningful impact on peoples' lives.
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is a government agency designed to attract and retain investors that dovetail with the development agenda of Ghana. The GIPC is the one-stop agency that facilitates and supports local and foreign investors.
The GIPC is focused on:
The GIPC is central to all business in Ghana and works with the government to ensure that the benefit of any investment is felt by the local population, as well as those investing.
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) is the leading premium drinks business in Ghana with a collection of popular brands.
The company has a strong commitment to local agriculture and providing a positive impact on the local economy and farmers, particularly in the more deprived areas of the country. It has been investing in local raw material sourcing for more than a decade; working in partnership with local suppliers and farmers, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, NGOs and researchers to help develop sustainable local raw material supplies, through improvement in productivity of farmers.
GGBL looks to support local communities not only by working with Ghanaian businesses, but also through its Corporate Social Responsibility programs with which the company has helped train over 7,000 farmers and provided 150,000 people with access to safe drinking water.
GGBL is a truly successful business that engages with Ghanaian communities on many different levels throughout its supply chain, and therefore embodies the values of Invest in Africa.
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) is one of Ghana’s most active business associations with over 1200 members, made up of small, medium and large scale manufacturing and services industries. As the leading voice of Ghana’s industries in the country, AGI is dedicated to:
Therefore, the AGI is at the centre of business life in Ghana and as such is an important partner for Invest in Africa. Being one of the biggest trade bodies in the country, the AGI truly represents the businesses that create such exciting opportunities in Ghana.
AB & David is a West African business law firm that operates from three offices in Ghana. It represents international and local and public and private sector clients and development financial institutions seeking to do business or execute projects across West Africa. The firm works in other West African countries through a network of selected law firms.
AB & David is the first African law firm to secure the Lexcel quality mark, the recognised international accreditation awarded by the Law Society of England & Wales.
The firm is rated as one of the leading law firms in Ghana and commended by its clientele for its "great commercial perspective and dedicated service", "taking an interest in the business of the client and adding value", (Chambers & Partners Global); “the service is good and they challenge us, challenge our view and provide very valuable input on how to mitigate risks” (IFLR 1000).
AB & David is not all about making profit. Through its business impact sessions, the firm provides fora for the public and private sector in Africa to interact and share ideas on the impact of law and policy on business.
The firm also believes in giving back to the society that has given it the opportunity to serve and expand so robustly. AB & David spends 10% of its billable hours on pro bono work by providing free legal services to persons who cannot pay the full cost of their services.
AB & David also provides discounted legal services to non-governmental and charitable organizations pursuing causes that it believes in and identify with.
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