Management of the Ghana Free Zones Authority is hoping to rake in $5.4 billion in exports by the close of the year.
The Authority said it is working towards facilitating the operations of export-oriented companies with strong financial muscle to improve foreign-direct investments into the country.
According to data, total value of exports generated under the Free Zones programme, for last year was $2.3 billion.
Speaking to Class Business on the sidelines of a media interaction as part of the Authority’s investment week celebrations, Chief Executive Officer, Michael Baafi, said they will be coming out with innovative strategies to achieve the target.
He said: “For now, we are only going to do target-marketing by identifying people who have the muscles to be able to invest in Africa, and also, maybe look out for people who have businesses that have not thought of Africa, then we bring them here; this is the kind of thing we want to do.
“Secondly, our export target, we want to be able to make at least $5.4billion as our export target for the year because we’ve seen that we should be able to do more in terms of export. That is the only way to help Ghana and for now we are not doing very much.”