The call for Ghana to end its dependency on the West has been a prevailing passion of Ghana’s President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. This has consistently been on his agenda and he has ensured to mention it at every given opportunity since he took office in January 2017 and also during a visit by the French President to Ghana where His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo mentioned the vast resources available to the people of Africa. He reiterated the need for Africa to start working relentlessly towards ending its dependency on the West and to start being self-sufficient. “We can no longer continue to make policy for ourselves, in our country, in our region, in our continent on the basis of whatever support that the western world or France or the European Union can give us. It will not work. It has not worked and it will not work”, he emphasised. The idea that African countries have long been independent and free to pursue their own destinies seem obvious to young Africans across the continent, yet the everyday reality often feels far from that. Some 50 to 60 years after independence for many countries, Africa’s fortunes still seem closely aligned with developmental support and financial aid from former colonial rulers, the United States, the European Union or multilateral institutions like the World Bank and IMF.
The Ghana Investment & Opportunities Summit is two day summit being organised by the Ghana High Commission UK in partnership with the Ghana Investments Promotion Centre (GIPC) and it is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th October 2018 at the Landmark London from 9am to 4pm daily. The theme for the Summit is “Mobilising for Ghana beyond Aid”.
The key note speaker for the summit will be His Excellency Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of The Republic of Ghana. Other speakers will include Honourable Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Finance, Mr Yofi Grant, CEO of GIPC and other reputable speakers from the government as well as the private sector.