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Prez. Akufo-Addo officially opens 2019 Ghana Economic Forum

By Mutala Yakubu
President Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has officially opened the 2019 Ghana Economic Forum.

The ceremony was held at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra today October 30, 2019.

This year's Ghana Economic Forum is on the theme: Sustaining Financial and Economic Stability; The Key Priorities.

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President Akufo-Addo addressed several business leaders and policymakers on various economic matters.

There are will three plenary sessions and three break-away sessions today.

The first plenary session between 10am and 11am will address the theme: “Sustaining Macroeconomic Stability through the Election Cycles: The 2020 Test Case”. Panelists for the session include: Ken Ofori Atta, Minister for Finance; Mr. Kwame Pianim, Economist; Dr. Ernest Addison, Governor, Bank of Ghana; Prof. Peter Quartey, Director, ISSER University of Ghana; Dr. Albert Touna Mama, IMF Country Rep; and Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, President, Association of Ghana Industries. This session is to be moderated by Bernard Avle.

The Second Plenary Session from 11:30am – 12:35pm, will address the topic: Bridging Ghana’s Financing gap through domestic capital generation. Panelists include: Mr. Jeff Gable-Head of Research, Absa (Barclays) Group; Mr. Yofi Grant – CEO, GIPC; Mr. Danladi Verheijen – CEO, Verod Capital Management; Mr. Ammisshaddai Owusu-Amoah-Director General, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA); and Prof. Eric Osei-Assibey, Assoc. Professor, Economics Dept. University of Ghana. Mr. J.N Halm will moderate the session.

One of the breakaway sessions will deal with how the country can Develop Sustainable Infrastructure for growth in a modern economy. Panelists for the session include: Joe Ghartey, Ministry for Railways Development; Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam – EXIM Bank; Mr. Mohamed Samara – CEO, MPS Ghana; and Vince Onyejeli, Head KPMG Africa.

About Ghana Economic Forum

The Ghana Economic Forum was incepted in 2012 to bring together captains of industry and thought leaders to discuss and debate key issues affecting the Ghanaian economy and offer solutions to enhance the country’s economic development plans.

The forum remains the foremost creative force for engaging the country’s top business leaders in collaborative activities to shape the country’s economic agenda.

For six years, the Ghana Economic Forum’s mission has driven policies aimed at steering the country’s economy in the right path.

The event aims at bringing out new thinking and policy alternatives to help shape the country’s agenda for economic growth.