Advocacy and Public-Private Dialogue

AGI advocates for policies that will:

  • Strengthen the competitiveness of local industries
  • Enhance the effectiveness of markets
  • Generate opportunities for private businesses
  • Create employment in all regions of Ghana

AGI dialogues with Government to source:

  • Conducive industrial policies
  • Removal of excessive bureaucracy
  • Reforms of the tax system
  • Modernisation of infrastructure
  • Demand oriented vocational training programmes

In recent years, AGI has successfully lobbied for:

  • The passage of the VAT Deferment Act on imported raw materials.
  • The reduction in Corporate Tax from 32.5% to 25%.
  • The Public Procurement Act  2003 (Act 663) to assist the local business community to supply to the public sector. (AGI members are qualified suppliers under this Act.)
  • A reduction of the Withholding Tax with possible total exemption on application to IRS.
  • Review of a Bill to promote development of SMEs.

Advocacy activities:

  • Annual inputs to the National Budget (GoG)
  • Review of Tax Policies and Administration
  • Modernisation of Infrastructure for industrial development
  • Reform of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 
  • Implementation and monitoring of the Private Sector Development Strategy
  • Promotion of “Made in Ghana” products and services
  • Business Climate Surveys
  • Sector Surveys and Analysis of Industrial Performance
  • Development of AGI SME Agenda 2008 and Regional Competitiveness Index