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THEME : MOBILISING FOR GHANA BEYOND AID

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.

There will be a presentation of bankable projects from various Ministries within the Ghana Government and viable investment opportunities within the private sector.

Executives from some of the largest global firms, Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Fund Managers, Investment Bankers and other business leaders from across the globe will also be present. This will be a great networking opportunity with potential Investors and various Government Officials.

It will showcase Ghana as one of the best investment destinations in Africa, help the Government attract strategic and development funds and investments for key projects as well as match local businesses with international partners and Investors.

Ghana was ranked the best place for doing business in West Africa, ahead of Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire, according to the 2017 Ease of Doing Business Report and has consistently been ranked amongst the top best places in Africa to do business. Ghana’s ratings has also recently been raised to ‘B’ on improved monetary policy effectiveness by S&P Global; Outlook Stable. It currently has one of the most socially, politically and economically conducive environments in Africa to do business. Ghana is also blessed with a wealth of natural resources, a well-diversified export profile, a highly educated workforce, an independent judiciary and press along with great political stability and a firm commitment to democracy. The country, which is well positioned geographically to serve as a hub for businesses operating throughout the West African region is continuously attracting significant investments from all corners of the globe and from all sectors of its economy, from agro-business to telecommunications, banking to consumer goods and services. With the current drive to improve on its overall physical infrastructure, Ghana will continue being the leading light for West Africa and both local and foreign Investors can only expect more amazing opportunities to help work towards achieving a Ghana without aid.