Ghana’s Yofi Grant: Businesses are leading regionalisation effort on the continent

By Nicholas Norbrook
Posted on Tuesday, 9 March 2021 14:01

Customers crowd the entrance to a branch of Ecobank in the Plateau business district of Abidjan, Ivory Coast(AP Photo/Emanuel Ekra)

Yofi Grant, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, talks to The Africa Report about promising cross-border investments and regional integration amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Africa Report: Looking beyond the recent disputes between Nigeria and Ghana, what are some of the most promising cross-border investments?

Yofi Grant: We have Nigerians who have invested in real estate in Ghana we have Ghanaians who are also looking to invest in pharmaceuticals, real estate and industry in Nigeria. Bear in mind that Nigeria is a big and juicy market for any country whose economy is going to be based on industry. And Ghana’s economic trajectory is to move away from the export of raw materials and resources into value addition and then into industry.

What for you have been the most progressive and important institutions at a continental level where conversations about this are happening?