|Ghana To Host African Investment Forum|
|Friday, 17 February 2012 09:34|
The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, is scheduled to open the 10th Africa Investment Forum which comes off on the 3rd and 4th of April, this year.
The two-day forum, which will be organised on the theme: “Partnering with ECOWAS to accelerate investment into the sub-region”, will provide an unprecedented opportunity for senior policy-makers, corporate executives, investors and investment promotion agencies to meet and exchange views and information through a series of sessions, networking and social exchanges. The event comes in the wake of Africa’s transformed image as a preferred destination for investment and the soaring number of Emerging Market Funds with African interests.
It is being organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and the ECOWAS Commission.
Dignitaries expected at the Forum will include some Heads of State from the ECOWAS sub-region and the Commonwealth Member Countries as well as investors from across the globe.
Speaking to the media ahead of the forum in Accra, yesterday, the Chief Executive Officer of the GIPC, Mr George Aboagye, assured investors that Ghana had enormous potential to offer them.
“With a robust commodities sector and a stable political environment, along with a dynamic financial industry and an improving fiscal record, our country has enormous potential to offer investors in Africa”, Mr Aboagye said.
Meanwhile, the GIPC and the Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, have teamed up for the second consecutive year to produce The Report: Ghana 2012 in which the key role that Ghana’s rapidly-expanding service sector is expected to play in driving economic growth as well as Ghana’s investment potential will be mapped out.
According to PolinaVirr, OBG’s Country Director in Ghana, The Report:Ghana 2012 would play a key role in disseminating information about Ghana’s economic potential to foreign investors and decision makers around the world, elucidating both the opportunities and challenges of the country’s robust growth.
Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)