CUTS International, Accra in partnership with CoWater International and British High Commission in Accra is implementing a project that seeks to provide technical expertise and assistance to the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) in the establishment of an effective competition policy and law which will ensure a fair playing field for businesses looking to trade and invest in Ghana but were being prevented by structural and behavioural entry barriers. It will also ensure greater confidence in the market, increasing opportunities which would benefit both international and Ghana economies.
As part of the measures to fashion out a functional competition policy and law for Ghana that aligns with the ECOWAS, AfCFTA Competition framework and international best practices, the British High Commission in Accra and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) convened a stakeholder meeting to discuss the relevance of competition policy and law as a tool for creating a strong and efficient market for businesses. The aim is to leverage on existing momentum in ensuring a level playing field for businesses looking to trade and invest in Ghana and create greater market confidence, thereby, increasing opportunities for private sector business.
The stakeholder interaction brought together captains of industries, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), regulators, private sector, trade associations, academia, civil society, donor agencies and competition experts.