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UNICEF and Ghana Investment Promotion Centre to collaborate to promote private sector investment in children

ACCRA, 16 October 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund in Ghana has entered into a partnership with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre to promote and advocate timely and strategic investment in Ghana’s children by the private sector.

The partnership was first announced on 20 August by the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh during the press launch of the Ghana Club 100 Awards at Alisa Hotel. 

“Ensuring that a child goes to school, has access to quality healthcare, is fed with nutritious food and is protected from abuse and exploitation is fundamental to creating a healthier, more literate and ultimately more productive economy,” said Susan Ngongi the UNICEF Representative in Ghana.

“The private sector has a role to play in making that a reality for the children. UNICEF is actively through the Coalition for Children to make that a reality,’ she added.  

In April this year, UNICEF launched the Coalition for Children initiative. The initiative brings together leading private companies, key private sector influencers and professionals committed to working together to change the lives of children in Ghana.  

This new partnership with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, the foremost body charged with coordinating and monitoring all investment activities in the country, continues in the spirit of the Coalition for Children initiative.

“The private sector can make a real difference in the lives of children all of whom are the potential human and social capital on which Ghana’s future economic prosperity depends. We look forward to working with UNICEF and the private sector in general to promote investments in children over the next few years,” said Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.

Under this partnership, UNICEF and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre will offer corporate partners the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives.

According to UNICEF, Ghana has worked hard to reduce poverty to less than 30 per cent of the population and has reached lower middle–income country status. However, millions of children are still left behind.

“Our goal through this partnership is to contribute to creating a positive cycle through which the next generation of children can break free of poverty and participate fully in the Ghana’s economy,’ said Susan Ngongi.

 

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About UNICEF
UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

For more on UNICEF’s work in Ghana visit facebook, twitter, youtube and https://www.unicef.org/ghana/

About the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is a Government agency, responsible under the GIPC Act, 2013 (Act 865): to encourage and promote investments in Ghana, to provide for the creation of an attractive incentive framework and a transparent, predictable and facilitating environment for investments in Ghana.

For more on GIPC’s work visit http://www.gipcghana.com/about/the-centre.html

For further information, please contact:

Monica Arach, UNICEF Ghana, Tel: +233 244 334-996, marach@unicef.org

 

 
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