November 27th at 5:59pm Posted in: News


The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah has commissioned the Obuasi Enterprise and Skills Development Centre.

The Center, which was jointly established by Anglogold Ashanti Ghana, and the AGA Community Trust Fund, is expected to be

a one-stop hub to provide solutions to local businesses and to support skills development and capacity building.

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September 16th at 4:02pm Posted in: News

Invest in Africa and Tullow Ghana collaborate to deliver financial readiness programme

The Financial Readiness programme is an eight-month programme, launched in August 2021, with the goal of assisting suppliers in the oil and gas industry to build financially resilient and sustainable businesses for the future.

IIA will provide selected suppliers with financial tool kits that will enhance their interactions with lending institutions and offer 150 SMEs access to various funding options, as well as insights into financial restructuring opportunities.

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August 17th at 12:01pm Posted in: News

IIA Supplier Visit to Cares Ghana Limited

Invest in Africa (IIA) payed a Business visit to Cares Ghana Limited on Thursday 10th June 2021. The visit was aimed at accessing how impactful IIA’s interventions have been to the company in the past few years.

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July 22nd at 10:12am Posted in: News

APP’s Maiden Goods Market and Exhibition

A three day exhibition has been held at the Oyarifa Mall on the theme “Oyarifa Mall Goods Market”. Vendors of different wares ranging from food to clothes displayed their wares and interacted with buyers from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th July, 2021.

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July 5th at 2:11pm Posted in: News

Invest in Africa (IIA) and Vodafone partner to advance digital capabilities of businesses in Ghana

Invest In Africa (IIA), an enterprise focused on growing local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver positive economic impacts and create jobs, has partnered with Vodafone Ghana to support local businesses by enhancing their digital capabilities. The partnership will provide local SMEs with tailor-made digital solutions to enable them to adapt to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, continue interacting with customers online and grow their businesses.

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October 20th at 12:23pm Posted in: News


Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) are vital for broad based economic growth and rising living standards. However, due to the current COVID-19
pandemic, businesses are facing unprecedented challenges trying to survive its impact. To support SMEs during this period, Invest in Africa in partnership with the
Mastercard Foundation have rolled out the COVID-19 SME Recovery and Resilience programme to provide vital business support to enable businesses recover and build
resilience to future shocks.   

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September 30th at 11:20am Posted in: News

SME Spotlight: Passion meets opportunity

Thelma Adiyiah Kusi (CEO of Colour Zone Limited) shares her experience of how she followed her passion and with the help of IIA, she has improved her entrepreneurial and technical capacity as a print business.

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July 1st at 2:09pm Posted in: News

Anglogold Ashanti (AGA) have signed a contract allowing us to deliver our Enterprise Development and Capacity Building programme in Obuasi, Ghana.

Anglogold Ashanti (AGA) have signed a contract allowing us to deliver our Enterprise Development and Capacity Building programme in Obuasi, Ghana.

This partnership is an opportunity to empower SMEs and people to create a region with skills and jobs beyond mining, such as telecoms and catering.

100 #SMEs will receive:
✅ Entrepreneurship training
✅ Business diagnostics
✅ Management training
✅ Access to finance training
✅ Business linkage to reduce reliance on AGA.

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August 6th at 9:02am Posted in: News

SME Spotlight: How an on demand courier services company is proving that gaps and challenges can indeed be translated into good fortunes.

Quality Courier Services (QCS) provides on demand courier services to individuals and organizations in Ghana. In this write up, Steven Osei – Yaw (CEO of Quality Courier) shares his experience trying to fill a gap in a growing sector and how he has been able to overcome most of the challenges he faces in the business through IIA’s interventions.

Quality Courier is a participant of the African Development Bank (AfDB) sponsored Business Linkage Programme (BLP) and also a supplier registered on the African Partner Pool (APP).


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May 1st at 10:04pm Posted in: News

Invest in Africa: Milestone Tracker

When Invest in Africa (IIA) was created in 2012, our goal was to coordinate the private sector’s desire to source locally, build capacity and create jobs, so we are proud to announce we passed the milestone of connecting small local businesses in Ghana and Kenya with over 100 tenders from large businesses as of April 2018.

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