The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre wishes to welcome you all to our beautiful country.

We trust you would find our reputation for unparalleled hospitality well-deserved, and our ability to triumph in challenging circumstances as steadfast as ever. We re-affirm our commitment to moving our continent forward, and we look forward to very useful engagements with you.

Ghana Business Laws

An entrepreneur, irrespective of nationality, can set up a business enterprise in Ghana in accordance with the provisions of any of the following legal instruments:

  • GIPC Act, 865, 2013
  • The Business Name Act, 1962 (Act 151)
  • The Partnership Act, 1962 (Act 152)
  • The Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179)

The foreign shareholder is required to satisfy this minimum equity capital either in cash transferred through Ghana’s banking system or its equivalent in the form of goods, plant and machinery, vehicles or other tangible assets imported specially and exclusively to establish the enterprise. A Destination Inspection Report issued by an accredited inspection company stating the value and condition of the goods must cover the imported items. Consideration for goodwill of a business or services rendered by partners cannot be used to satisfy the minimum foreign equity capital.