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Ghana CEO Summit postponed

BY: Isaac Yeboah

Chief Executives Network Ghana has announced the postponement of the 5th Ghana CEO Summit which was scheduled to take place in Accra on 18th and 19th of May, 2020.

Founder and CEO of the Summit, Ernest De-Graft Egyir explained that this is due to the Covid-19 global pandemic which has impelled the President of Ghana to impose a ban on all public gatherings including conferences, seminars, workshops, sporting events, worship services and schools.

Organisers say a new date will be announced as soon as the government and public health experts declare it is safe to proceed with it.

The Ghana CEO Summit is a conference for CEOs, Heads of State, Policymakers and Investors & Business leaders and aims at unlocking Ghana’s potential by championing private-sector led growth, leading discussions around innovative public policies and best growth-oriented business practices.

According to the organisers, the 2020 Summit will focus on the theme, “The digital economy: Digital transformation of business and government for growth and competitiveness; a high level public-private sector dialogue.”

Meanwhile, CEO Network Ghana is implementing programs to support the national fight against the pandemic. An initial donation of GHC 200,000 has already been made to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund at the Jubilee House, the seat of Ghana’s presidency in Accra. The amount is the first tranche of a targeted sum of one million Ghana cedis it is raising as part of its campaign dubbed “CEO COVID-19: STOP THE SPREAD.”

The first part of the campaign was a preventive and proactive call urging topmost CEOs, government officials, diplomats, board directors and leaders to step up and lead boldly to ensure that the nation overcomes the scourge of the virus in the shortest possible time. The fundraising drive is the second phase of the network’s campaign.

Mr. Egyir believes that, “As players in the economy, we cannot detach ourselves from things that happen. Therefore, we are going to do everything we can to help the nation prevail over the pandemic.”