In March 2014, Governor Willie Obiano presented the Anambra State Strategic Economic Blueprint, a robust, Multi-sectorial master plan designed to transform Anambra State. He asserted that the key Objectives of his economic blueprint – economic growth, job creation and urbanization of Anambra state can be achieved primarily through an aggressive investment drive given Ananmbra State’s investment potential as well as the state’s ability to attract investors through an improved business client. This magnificent idea formed his rationale for setting up the Anambra investment Promotion and Protection Agency.
On Tuesday 15th April 2014, the House of Assembly of Anambra State enacted the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Law No. 0381-1899 of 2014, establishing the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), for the protection, promotion, monitoring, coordination and assistance of current investors, and potential investors to Anambra State. ANSIPPA operates as a body corporation with perpetual succession and a common seal governed by a council that is responsible for policy formulation and serves as a vehicle for economic transformation and infrastructure development in Anambra.
ANSIPPA’s structure is built around a world-class investment promotion agency with sound corporate governance practices, a clearly defined strategy and a skilled work force. The Agency incorporates a on stop shop model for all investment decisions, and operates ANSIPPA- OSSC, a one Stop service centre that makes registration of investments quicker, simpler and more efficient band gives better co-ordination and service delivery between investors and the various the government ministries, departments and agencies .
ANSIPPA has achieved tremendous success and relative effectiveness in attracting indigenous, domestic and foreign investment. This success is credited to the Agency’s Autonomous nature, its operating model, and unflinching support and encouragement from His Excellency, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano