The government's vision is to prioritize the development of economic opportunities in our foreign policy, by opening up markets abroad for Ghanaian goods and services and attracting foreign investments. An important task of our diplomatic missions will be to link our businessmen with foreign counterparts in strategic alliances and partnerships to develop the private sector, and to market the country as an attractive destination for foreign investment. The Ministry will facilitate linkages between Ambassadors and High Commissioners and MMDCEs with the view of maximizing investment and trade opportunities for local authorities.
On 31st August 2017,the President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo officially launched the Economic Trade and Investment Bureau (ECTIB) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and lauded the efforts of the Hon. Minister for MFARI initiative aimed at positioning the Ministry as a strategic partner and player in the pursuit of government's vision of Ghana Beyond Aid . His Excellency stressed that
"several examples abound around the world of how advanced economies have leveraged effectively the tools of Foreign Policy to secure the well being of their peoples. This has been done with the aim of increasing trade, foreign direct investments, tourism, technical cooperation, education, health, agriculture and the transfer of technology. The Economic, Trade and Investment Bureau (ECTIB) is indeed a welcome and timely addition to facilitate further investments, domestic and foreign to Ghana "
Against this backdrop our Mission is required to play a catalytic role in the mobilisation of foreign direct investments into the country in the areas of:
- Agro-Processing and
- Technical and Vocational Education
Our Mission is further expected to intensify our efforts in support of national objectives of diversifying our economy and increasing Ghana's export base, through active participation in the global value Chains.