Vice-President of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday left the capital, Accra, to attend the 2019 Edition of the Financial Times Africa Summit in London, UK, ABC News can report.
The Vice President is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on “Ghana’s Digital Transformation Agenda” and also take part in various sessions of the summit.
The Financial Times Africa Summit, which brings together various stakeholders from both government and private sectors to discuss the economic challenges facing Africa and brainstorm how to mitigate them, will also be attended by various African business leaders and some selected Heads of States.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Chief Economist of Standard Bank (Africa), Razia Khan, Mo Ibrahim of Mo Ibrahim Foundation, CEO of Sovereign Investment Authority of Nigeria, Uche Orji and UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe are among some of the dignitaries slated to attend the summit.
The 2019 summit, which will take place in London UK, will focus on youth, women, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists and on fresh thinking generally. In addition, emphasis will also be given to Africa’s home-made solutions which are becoming more relevant as the continent takes its destiny into its own hands.
According to a statement from the office of the Vice-President, Dr. Bawumia will take the opportunity to interact with a number of world and business leaders. His focus will be on attracting these people to Ghana and Africa to help to accelerate our socio-economic development.
The vice president is expected to return to Ghana on Wednesday, 16 October, 2019.