Private Sector Business Groups Campaigns

With a view to contribute to private sector growth, more jobs, increased income, and contributions to national development, FoN works with Private Sector Business Membership Groups to adopt appropriate and ethical business conducts in engaging State Duty Bearers for pro-poor business advocacy in removing bottlenecks in their businesses.

This is achieved through Campaigns and the provision of technical capacity development that enables these groups to influence public policy by undertaking appropriate research and, evidence-based policy postures in advocacy with State Duty Bearers and other private sector actors.

Name of Association Advocacy Action Results
 1 Ghana National Association of Garages-Agona Ahanta

Advocacy for an improvement and the provision of social facilities at the industrial site for artisans in Agona Nkwanta


Ahanta West District Assembly constructed access roads while Electricity Company of Ghana  and Ghana Water Company provided electiricty and water  at the industrial site.
2 Fisheries Co-Management Forum – Dixcove


Advocacy for the encroachment of artisanal Fishing Zone by Industrial trawlers.


Fisheries Enforce Unit surveillance extended to Dixcove Coastal areas.
 3 Ahanta West Traders Association – Agona Ahanta

Advocacy for the provision of improved shelter for Fish mongers in Agona Nkwanta Market



Ahanta West District Assembly (AWDA) provides improved shelter for fishmongers in the Agona Nkwanta market.


4 Ohiamadwene Rice Growers Association

Campaign for Recovery of Farmlands provided for the stalled Inland Valley Rice Project


Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) made firm commitment towards the continuation   of the project and announced a  contract had been signed with  A.S Owusu Construction for a period of 9 months.


Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council-Western Region


Advocacy for enforcement of fisheries laws and responsible   Fisheries (2012). Government strengthened the Fisheries Enforcement Unit with Personnel from the Ghana Marine Police and Navy to enforce fisheries laws within the sector especially at landing sites
 6 Ghana National Association of Garages-Baka-Ekyir(Sekondi Zone) Advocacy for improvements at new site at Kansaworodo e.g. the provision of social facilities like light, water etc.  (2012) STMA in collabration with an Investor provided  essential utilitiles (light electricity, water and toilet facilities) at the  designated garages site in Kansaworodo.
7 Pure Group Limited, Tarkwa Advocacy on promoting socially and environmentally responsible mining aimed at drawing attention of Policy makers on illegal mining activities on River Bonsa. (2011) Awareness created on illegal mining activities on River Bonsa and its negative social and economic impact.

Association for Small Scale Industry – Takoradi

Advocacy for participation in fee fixing (2011)

Association for Small Scale Industry have gain recoginition at Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and now engages its executive on all issue involving small scale enterprises especially on fee fixing resolutiion.

9 Takoradi Butchers Association Advocacy for the renovation of butcher shop-Takoradi Market Circle (2011) STMA renovated the butcher shop in the Takoradi Market.
10 Takoradi Butchers Association

 Advocacy for improved slaughtering infrastructure and services for butchers.


STMA constructed a modern Slaughterhouse at Whindo for the Butchers.


 11 Ghana Inshore Fishermen Association, Sekondi Advocacy for the establishment of Fisheries Commission – 2007/2008 This advocacy led to the (re)establishment of Fisheries Commission in 2008 and the ban-on Pair-trawling.