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Dawa Industrial Zone to attract FDIs

Technical Advisor, Industrial Parks & Special Economic Zones of Ministry of Trade & Industry, Dr. John-Hawkins Asiedu

Dawa Industrial Zone (DIZ) has in partnership with UKGCC, GIPC, Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCP) has held the first joint investor webinar on attracting FDIs through Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones.

Panellists at a recently-held UKGCC/LMI Holdings webinar on ‘Attracting Industrial FDIs to the Centre of the World’ have emphasised the importance of Industrial Parks (IPs) and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to the government of Ghana’s industrialisation agenda.

According to the Technical Advisor, Industrial Parks & Special Economic Zones of Ministry of Trade & Industry, Dr. John-Hawkins Asiedu, IPs and SEZs are a key component of government’s ambitious Industrial Transformation Agenda (ITA).

The government of Ghana has thus earmarked strategic locations across the country for IPs and SEZs, with Dawa Industrial Zone leading the pack.

The Deputy Director-Investor Services Division of GIPC, Evelyn Nyarko, added that: “In terms of government’s industrialisation agenda, industrial parks are key, especially for anchor industries – reducing complications with land acquisition for efficient and deliberate allocation of businesses in the country”.

Chief Executive of the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy, Mr. Anthony Ameka, announced the setting up of a US$321million pharmaceutical park at the Dawa Industrial enclave.

This, according to Mr. Ameka, will serve as a one-stop shop for processing and manufacturing pharmaceutical products.

LMI Holdings is currently the largest private developer of industrial parks in Ghana, managing both the Meridian Industrial Park in the Tema Free Zones enclave and the Dawa Industrial Zone (DIZ). The Dawa Industrial Zone comes with a complementary stand-alone city for residential purposes.

 

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