Government agencies get together to promote investment

The Commonwealth Business Council has a top lineup for its Africa Investment Forum, due to be held from 8-10 February in Accra, Ghana in conjunction with Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC). Investors and government leaders from over 30 countries will profile investment opportunities in sectors including energy, agriculture infrastructure and manufacturing to an international audience of 500 businesspeople. It will be opened by President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, and the theme is “Accelerating Intra-African Trade and Investment”.
Many African investment promotion agencies from West, East, Central and Southern Africa, will showcase projects to international investment banks and financial institutions. Discussion themes include:
• Addressing the Infrastructure Gap
• Oil and Gas Development: Planning for an Effective Energy Mix • Telecoms and Services: New Business Opportunities/ BPO
• Investing in Agriculture and Improving Food Security
• Micro Finance and New Financial Instruments
• Enabling Growth: Improving the Investment Climate
• Promoting Trade: New Strategies for Africa
Speakers include two presidents (John Atta Mills, Ghana and Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (World Bank Managing Director), Cyril Ramaphosa (Shanduka Group) and Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki (CEO of the AU’s NEPAD Programme). For more information see the CBC website http://www.cbcglobal.org.

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