Government to Woo Ghanaian Diaspora at Homecoming Summit in a Bid to Boost Agenda for Change Nations
Nation set to put on a great homecoming welcome for Ghanaians and the nation’s well-wishers living abroad
Monday 8th May, 2017, London – The Ghana High Commission UK did host the launch of the insightful event that will shift the paradigm of development and growth within the African continent. They launched the Ghana Homecoming Diaspora Summit 2017, where prominent leaders past and present both from the sub-continent and around the world are expected to join up to 500 Ghanaians living outside the country at the biggest gathering of Ghana’s diaspora in Accra for many years.
The Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit will take place at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana from 5th-8thJuly 2017 and is organised as a direct outcome of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s election campaign pledge to involve Ghanaians living abroad in the development of their country. At the launch of the event in Accra this week, the Director of the Diaspora Relations Office at the Presidency, Mr AkwasiAwuaAbabio said, “The government is fully committed to the mobilisation and harnessing of the resources and skills of the diaspora community for accelerated development of Ghana. The diaspora community is equally committed to the challenge of being equal and recognised partners in the government’s development effort.”
The Summit agenda will cover three main themes which will set-out the opportunities for business investment and employment in Ghana, as well as the political inclusion of Ghanaians living abroad. Clifford Mpare, CEO of Frontline Capitala major sponsor of the Summit said, “We see this initiative as a potential shot-in-the-arm for the economy and future prosperity of this country at a time when there is much work to do. Work equates to opportunity whether in employment or business building and Ghana needs proven talent and a strong work ethic to create viable and competitive industries across a broad swathe of market sectors.”
Running parallel to the four-day summit will be an exhibition where companies, SMEs, entrepreneurs and corporate bodies will demonstrate their support for the objectives of the event, as well as showcase employment opportunities and business projects which require special talent or resources that the diaspora may be able to provide.
The Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit is Chaired by entrepreneur Mr. Alex Dadey who heads-up a network of country groups around the world. With just eight weeks to go before the Summit opening, Mr Dadey spends much of his time raising funds from the private sector and so far has commitments from Standard Chartered Bank, Tullow Oil, Ghana Home Loans, Broll, Forewin, Zoomlion, Ghana Gas and a number of other organisations eager to align themselves with the Summit objectives.
The Summit, which is partnered by Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration, Business Development and the Diaspora Relations Office, will open at 7.30am at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday 5 July 2017 with a welcome address given by President of The Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana AddoDankwaAkufo-Addoto an expected audience of 500 eager diasporans seeking a new beginning at home.
Please visit the site http://www.ghanadiasporahs.org/ for more information.