Free Zones as the engine of economic growth in Africa

Felix Nana Kofi Ofori, David Sarpong

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Free Zones, also known as commercial free zones, are small fenced-in, duty-free areas, offering warehousing, storage, and distributions facilities for trade transhipment, and re-export operations located in most ports of entry around the world. Recently, Free Zones have attracted academic debates in international business circles because they are perceived as agents of industrialization and socioeconomic developments in developing countries. This article features an interview with Michael Okyere Baafi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Free Zone Authority (GFZA). The salient issues discussed in the interview include: exports promotion, eradication of corruption, leadership challenges, politics, sustainability, job creation and new investment opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationRegions
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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