The American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, on Thursday, December 8, 2022, held the 19th Annual General Meeting of Members at the Chamber’s secretariat in Accra.
Our President, Ayesha Bedwei Ibe, briefed members on the various AmCham Ghana activities, highlighting the Chamber’s significant efforts at advocating for an improved business and the AmCham Ghana community’s contributions to mitigating the impact of the deadly COVID-19 virus.
The President’s Report also noted the establishment of the AmCham Ghana AfCFTA Resource Centre to serve as an information hub for U.S. businesses and provide a conducive environment for networking and partnership with Ghanaian businesses to take advantage of the trade agreement.
Mrs. Ibe also reiterated the Chamber’s commitment to further strengthening the economic relations between Ghana and the United States, citing the establishment of the AmCham Ghana Franchise Committee, aimed at helping build a profitable franchise ecosystem in Ghana by promoting successful franchises and advocating for laws and policies that will improve the ease of doing business for franchisees.
The Chamber also presented the Economic Impact Survey Report undertaken by AmCham in collaboration with PwC. The survey, among other things, was to determine the overall contribution of American Companies to the socio-economic development and also find out how AmCham can support its members in doing business in Ghana and the West Africa sub-region.
The 19th AGM also saw three Board Members, Vish Ashiagbor, Randi Cruz, Gbile Adewunmi, and one Ex-Officio Member, Philippe Ayivor, retiring from the Chamber’s Board of Directors. AmCham Ghana appointed new members, Ashok Mohinani and Kimathi Kuenyehia, to its Board of Directors.