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Ghana Economic Forum opens Monday

By
Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA

Accra, Aug. 04, GNA — The Ghana Economic Forum
(GEF) would open on Monday, August 4, to provide a platform for economic gurus,
industry think tanks and the media professionals to innovate and strategise to
solve the national economic challenges for 
sustainable national development.

The two-day session, which would be held at
the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel, is on the theme: “Building a
Ghanaian-Owned Economy, 60 years after Independence”.

The Business and Financial Times newspaper, in
partnership with the Ghana News Agency, and other institutions, is organising
the annual event, which started in 2012.

Issues related to attracting critical
investments in Ghana, revamping the Energy and the Agricultural Sectors, as
well as Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Development of Capital Markets
are high on the agenda.

The Forum, would thus, bring together leading
personalities in private and public sector organisations to brainstorm in a
non-partisan manner to bring up new thinking and policy alternatives to help
shape the country’s agenda for economic growth for the common good of
Ghanaians.

Mrs Edith Dankwa, the Chief Executive officer
of Business and Financial Times stated: “The annual forum has brought together
leading personalities in the public and private organisations in the country
since 2012.

“This combination of experience and innovative
thinking has led to valuable recommendations on the country’s economic
development goals.”

Public, private and civil society
organisations, she said, were the key institutions that could work together to
propel sustainable development for every nation.

“It is the strength of these institutions and
organisations… that reflect the country’s economic wellbeing to a large extent,
its global competitiveness,” she noted.

“The private sector is now recognised as the
economic driver of economic growth, which contributes significantly to
employment generation and an increased income for the people. The private
sector cannot be relegated to the background when it comes to sustainable
economic growth, employment and income generation.”

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