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AmCham Ghana Roundatable Discussion on Cyber Security Challenges in Ghana


In a fast growing cyber world, challenges are bound. It is for this reason that the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana under the auspices of the American Embassy, on Thursday January 18, 2018 organized a roundtable discussion on the topic, “Cyber Security Challenges in Ghana.” Education, Awareness Creation, B2B Collaborations, Business to Government Collaborations, Policy [...]

AmCham celebrates with GARIA


The Executive Secretary and the Communication officer of the Chamber were at GARIA's end of year open house to interact with them and their Members. The presence of AmCham at this event is to further emphasise our collaborative efforts to raise awareness about the need to improve the ease of doing business in the country. President of [...]

UBER Chief Brand Officer visits Ghana


Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand officer and the corporate face of Uber visited Ghana to assess the operations of the company in the Country. At a luncheon event organised to welcome her into the country, she reiterated the commitment of Uber to the Economic transformation of the country and was pleased that Accra was one of [...]

AmCham Ghana Marks World Anti Corruption Day With Procurement Authority


“We like what is being said about increasing transparency, fighting corruption,and improving ease of doing business in Ghana. American companies are excited about the possibilities. But we would like to see action and tangible results.” U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson appeals to government to move beyond rhetoric in fighting corruption. Ambassador Jackson was speaking [...]

AmCham Luncheon Meeting With Chief Justice On Enhancing Ease Of Doing Business


AmCham in collaboration with GARIA on Thursday November 2, 2017 hosted the Chief Justice of  Ghana, Her Ladyship Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo,  the US Ambassador to Ghana, dignitaries from the  multinational business fraternity and some top industry lawyers at the Kempinski hotel in Accra to discuss reforming the Judiciary to enhance ease of  doing business. The event was organized to bring the custodians of the country's laws and the business community  under one roof to dialogue and find mutual grounds where law will aid business and vice versa. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson in his  remarks said American businesses are attracted to invest in the Ghana because of stability and the success of the  nation's  democracy; but  there are some challenges bedevilling the efforts of these businesses. According to Ambassador Jackson, “Intellectual property rights are not protected, public procurement processes lack transparency, disputes arising over land ownership, contractual agreements are not honored, greater local content  is ill defined and law meant to protect interests are weakly enforced, if at all.” He went on to say that of particular concern has been endemic corruption and lack of government transparency that undermine progress.   According to Ambassador Jackson, American businesses and investors have long been at the forefront of deepening  ties between our two countries. He went on to state that this partnership has great potential because great things  have already been accomplished. "Yet while we celebrate and recognise Ghana's achievements, we must commit  ourselves to set the bar of standards even higher in order to strive for and attain Ghana's full potentials." "Not doing so risks setting Ghana back on its journey and on the promise of a brighter future that youth are rightfully entitled to expert." He added. The Ambassador also stated that the United States is committed to contributing to economic growth beyond aid with a focus on promoting greater U.S. investment. Touching on these issues, Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akuffo said the respect for property rights and contract  enforcement as well as the predictability in the framework of rules are important requirements for business growth  and needed to be promoted. She said “The confidence business men and women have that their contracts and  property rights will be determined by an independent and impartial judiciary is vital to the facilitation of business.” She went on to say inefficiency in justice delivery has been identified as a deterrent to investor confidence in  the nation. She said Judicial reforms were part of a  national development policy captured in documents covering the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy 1. “It is this national policy framework that under girded the Judicial Service  reform in its development.” She added. The Chief Justice also stated some strategies mapped out to the reform vision. These included a fundamental review of commercial law reform initiatives. Improving access to justice for businesses and enhancing the use of  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms within the Judicial Sector Reform Programme and developing cost effective solutions for enhancing access to justice. According to [...]

AmCham Holds 2017 Thanksgiving and Charity Ball


Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta reiterated the 2018 budget and explained some key components at the 2017 AmCham Ghana Thanksgiving dinner and charity ball held at the banquet hall of the state house in Accra, on 17th November 2017. The minister was the guest speaker at the event and he touched on the 'One district, One [...]

AmCham to Hold Advocacy Series on Intellectual Property Rights in Ghana


The American Chamber of Commerce and the IP Network in Ghana will hold series of advocacy activities on Intellectual Property rights in Ghana. This decision was taken at a roundtable discussion held at the U.S. Embassy on Monday November 27, 2017 by the I.P committee of the Chamber, members of an independent organization called the I.P [...]

AmCham Holds 2017 Annual General Meeting


Ambassador Robert P. Jackson on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 hosted the American Chamber Commerce in Ghana and its Members at his residence for the 16th Annual General Meeting. Activities at the meeting included a brief welcome address by the Ambassador, President’s report, a presentation of the Chamber’s financial  statement under the year of review, approval of new and existing board Members and a question and answer session. President of the Chamber, Mr. Joe Mensah gave a recap of the Chamber's activities during the year under review,  and expressed his excitement on the attendance at these events. “I wish to thank all Members for their cooperation  and support over the past two years I have been President. Over 1,000 persons have attended the various events of the Chamber under the year in review.” The President also took time to acknowledge the new companies who joined the Chamber. Mr. Joe Mensah also commended the efforts of  Members and the Board in building a strong brand for the Chamber. He particularly singled  out Ambassador Jackson and his team at the U.S. Embassy for their contributions to Chamber. "Special commendation goes to Ambassador Jackson, Tyrena Holley and Jimmy Mauldin of the U.S. mission for their tireless efforts in assisting the Chamber. [...]

Enhancing The Ease Of Doing Business: Reforming The Company And Insolvency Laws Of Ghana


Accra, Ghana, 26 September 2017 – On behalf of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the Governing Council of the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA), we express our profound gratitude to the Attorney-General & Minister of Justice Hon. Gloria Akuffo, the Panel (Prof. Bondzi-Simpson, Felix Ntrakwah, Tony Oteng Gyasi, Hon. Vicky Bright, [...]

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