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Italian Business Association of Ghana

Italian-Ghana business
Year created:          2015
No of members:      30
Contact name:        Bernice Pebea Sakyi
Contact number:     0303 966 535
Email:                    info@ibaghana.com

The Italian Business Association Community in Ghana launched its chapter in Accra.

Giving his address at the event, the Vice President of the Italian Business Association of Ghana (IBAG), Mr. Nii Amaa Ollennu, the association aims to create a platform for cultural, economic and trading opportunities between Italy and Ghana. He indicated that the association aims to organize events, workshops and seminars on specific sectors of the economy by bringing experts to the table, facilitate business-oriented capacity building programs for members to enable them advance in their various business endeavors.

On her part, the Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Laura Carpini called on business community to join forces so as to give visibility to Italian achievements in Ghana since there are many areas Italians are doing great in Ghana. She also indicated that with the emerging of the Association, Italy will have the opportunity to better structure its presence in Ghana and at the end strengthen the Italy-Ghana relationship.

The Association is also focused on advisory services for Ghanaian companies with business interest in Italy as well as Italian companies that are planning to invest in Ghana by sharing local knowledge of the territory acquired over the years to help new investors understand the Ghanaian/Italian market; creating cultural exchanges between Italy and Ghana; undertaking various projects/activities as part of IBAG’s social responsibilities.

IBAG is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious association and supports free expression of views and opinions and will collaborate with other associations/chambers of commerce to become the voice of the business community in dealing with government institutions and bodies as well as networking and lobbying.

With over 118 Italian companies working here in Ghana, Italy is ranked 10th in terms of foreign projects registered in Ghana as at the first quarter of 2016. Ghana’s exports to Italy reached almost GHS2.2 billion in 2012, while imports from Italy amounted to GHS 500 million. The majority of Ghana’s exports to Italy were petroleum products.

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