Japanese Investors Tour Ghana’s Leading Industrial Zone
Japanese investors have recently been given an inside look at Ghana’s thriving industrial sector, exploring the opportunities available in the country’s leading industrial zones. A delegation from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), led by Mr. Sekine Hiroaki, the Director General of JETRO Accra Office, recently attended a conference organized by the Ghana Port and Habour Authority (GPHA) and Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA), with the purpose of gaining a deeper understanding of Ghana’s trade and investment climate.
During the conference, presentations were made by GPHA and GFZA representatives and private developers of the Meridian Industrial Park and the Dawa Industrial Zone, which highlighted the availability of industrial hubs capable of accommodating industries across sectors. The Meridian Industrial Park, being Ghana’s foremost industrial park, is home to a variety of blue-chip companies including Toyota, Barry Callebaut, CIMAF, and Scania, and also houses the International Warehousing facility which is the biggest warehouse facility in West Africa.
The Dawa Industrial Zone, on the other hand, is a fully-serviced industrial park providing one-stop-shop services to investors. It offers the advantage of proximity to Ghana’s ports and harbors and the international airport, as well as access to neighbouring markets in other countries. This new addition to Ghana’s industrial landscape is part of the country’s development strategy and is a greenfield thrice the size of the Meridian Industrial Park.
As part of the conference, the investors also took a tour of the Meridian Industrial Park located within the Tema Free Zones Enclave. The tour solidified their understanding of the country’s trade and investment climate and the potential for investment in the Dawa Industrial Zone. Ghana has a strong and stable government, a large and growing population, a well-educated workforce, and a favorable business climate, making it an attractive destination for businesses looking to expand in Africa.
The Japanese delegation’s tour of Ghana’s leading industrial zones was a resounding success, offering a glimpse into the country’s dynamic and thriving investment landscape. With its favorable conditions, world-class facilities, and attractive investment opportunities, Ghana is set to continue attracting international investors for many years to come.
The Dawa Industrial Zone is a purpose-built 2,000-acre industrial park that accommodates a broad range of light and heavy industries across various sectors, such as Agro-processing, Textiles and Garments, Steel Fabrication, Warehousing and Logistics, among others. When operating at full capacity, it is expected to house over 100 companies and provide fully-serviced infrastructure to support their production and operations within the park.
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