A Kwahu Summit aimed at pushing forward the agenda for prosperity in Africa has been launched.
It was launched on the side-lines of the African Development Bank annual meeting currently happening Accra.
Below is a copy of a press release on the launch
KWAHU SUMMIT LAUNCHED – GHANA TO HOST AFRICA’S PROSPERITY DIALOGUES
24th May 2022
The Africa Prosperity Network has, today, launched the Kwahu Summit for Africa’s prosperity.
The launch which featured top African business leaders, political leaders, and local and international media occurred at the Accra Marriot Hotel on the sidelines of the African Development Bank’s annual meeting currently happening in Accra, Ghana.
Speaking at the launch, His Excellency Wamkele Mene who is the Executive Secretary of the AfCFTA Secretariate emphasized the need for Africans to have impactful dialogues about Africa’s trade relations with the rests of the world in light of the state of intra-Africa trade. His Excellency Wamkele Mene declared AfCfFTA Secretariate’s support for the Kwahu Summit and urged that the Summit would effectively engage the full range of sustainable development actors, governments, and businesses to explore how to accelerate the AfCFTA implementation as well as the explore the kind of economic development vision Africa must have for decades to come.
On behalf of the Government of Ghana, Honorable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana’s Minister of Information, spoke about the government’s support for the thought leadership platform the Kwahu Summit creates for Africans to leverage opportunities and resources on the continent to achieve more.
Mr. Yofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) emphasized the need for Africans to proactively direct global discourses and collaborations on Africa’s development, given the share of global natural resources the Continent possesses and the potential of the Continent’s demography for consumerism, leadership, and labor force.
The maiden edition of the Kwahu Summit on Africa’s prosperity will take place at the Rock City Hotel in Kwahu on 28th and 29th October 2022. The partners of the Summit are AfCFTA Secretariat the Government of the Republic of Ghana, and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).