Looking for stats on Ghana’s burgeoning middleclass, I stumbled across Ghana Export Promotion Council at: http://www.gepcghana.com/news.php and I’m pretty impressed. After an unsuccessful time trying to get stats for a project I‘m working on, please note that I’ve tried Ghana High Commission, rang and emailed Ghana Tourist Board [I’ve yet to receive an email back] and the uber elusive The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) [I don’t know what they do, but they sure don’t return emails] -but Ghana Export Promotion Council -it appears seem to know what is truly happening with regards to Ghana & Business. I’ve just sent them an email and will keep you in the loop as to their response [or lack of].
The following is more info about
About GEPCPROFILE OF GHANA EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL
The Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC) is the National Export Trade Support Institution that facilitates the development and promotion of Ghanaian exports.
GEPC was established by NLCD 369 in 1969 as an agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry with the mandate to develop and promote Ghanaian exports. Our focus has primarily been to diversify Ghana’s export base from the traditional export products of Gold, Cocoa Beans, Timber Logs and Lumber and Electricity.
Currently there are over 400 different Non-Traditional Export products categorised as Agricultural, Processed/Semi Processed and Handicrafts. Export Trade in Services is a new and recent addition to the Ghanaian portfolio.
GEPC has a clientele base of over 3000 registered private sector exporting companies organised into 17 Product Associations. GEPC relates to her clients both on individual corporate basis and as groups/associations.
GEPC is positioned in the national export system as the coordinating pivot for the various public and private sector trade agencies involved in export trade development and facilitation. GEPC acts as an interface between these bodies and the over 3000 clientele.
GOALTo ensure that export trade contributes to accelerated economic growth through strategically aggressive marketing of Made-in-Ghana products in the competitive global economy.