Ghana To Host Africa’s Business Leaders At Maiden Africa Prosperity Dialogues

Under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and His Excellency Wamkele Mene, secretary general of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, the maiden edition of the Africa Prosperity Dialogues series will hold from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 January 2023 in Ghana, host nation of the AfCFTA Secretariat.

An initiative of the Africa Prosperity Network (APN), the dialogue series are expected to bring Africa’s political and business leaders together in conference with other thought leaders on Africa. Not only will they brainstorm on the all-important single-market project for the continent, but the dialogues will also create an annual platform for the continent’s leaders to spearhead collaborative implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

The launch of the Africa Prosperity Dialogues is in recognition of how, for the trade agreement to work, there must be shared ownership of the AfCFTA’s objectives, particularly by businesses, whether big or small, right from the onset.

In recent times, global geopolitical turmoil has exposed Africa’s overreliance on the global supply chain and on exports of natural resources. It has also highlighted how important it is for Africa seriously to strengthen the capacity for greater intra-African reliance and cushion herself against exogenous shocks of events beyond her control.

The Africa Prosperity Dialogues will incorporate the launch of various platforms for political and business leaders on the continent and in the diaspora to think, plan and collaborate towards building the world’s largest single market of Africa’s 1.4 billion people. This will help to create more opportunities for African citizens and build a more prosperous Africa.

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