Business News of Saturday, 12 October 2019
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia left Accra, Ghana on Friday, October 11 for London, United Kingdom, to attend the 2019 edition of the Financial Times Africa Summit.
Among other planned engagements, Dr Bawumia will deliver a keynote address on Ghana’s Digital Transformation Agenda, and participate in a number of plenary sessions.
He will also meet with a number of world and business leaders to deliberate on ways to accelerate Ghana, and Africa’s socio-economic development.
The FT Africa Summit brings together stakeholders and decision-makers to deliberate on Africa’s challenges and brainstorm to find lasting solutions.
According to the organisers, the 2019 conference will place “a special emphasis on youth, women, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists and on fresh thinking generally. Africa’s home-made solutions are becoming more relevant as the continent takes its destiny into its own hands.”
Participants at the 2019 FT Africa Summit will include South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, Standar Chartered Bank’s Chief Economist (Africa) Razia Khan, Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji and Vera Songwe, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa.
Vice President Bawumia is scheduled to return to Accra on Wednesday, October 16, according to a statement from his officer.