Dr Shelley Amos, Chairman, Shelley’s Group of Companies, on Friday urged Africans to join forces to help industrialize the continent.
“The time for Africa to begin our long journey to industrial independence is now,” he said, lamenting that Africa had been a source of raw materials for all industrialized nations, therefore, it was time for Africa to use the raw materials on its own continent.
Dr Amos, who is also the Founder of the International Project Management, Trade, Investment and Industrial Conference (IPMATIIC) 2014, said this at the launch of the conference scheduled to take place between 19th and 21st of May 2014.
The IPMATIIC Africa Conference aims at bringing total industrial independence to Africa and is expected to attract between 700 and 1,000 participants from other parts of the world.
Mrs Nkechi Onuoha, Chief Executive Officer of Marketing Bees Network Limited, an organization partnering IPMATIIC Africa, said the conference had received partnership from organizations such as the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM), International Project Management Commission (IPMC) and that it had a global recognition status.
She said dignitaries that would grace the conference included Professor Dr George Mentz, Founder AAPM, Hazel Hill, Managing Director of Wales Global Limited, and Mick Campbell, Founder of OPPM International.
The rest are Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, and Mr Olusegun Aganga, Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.
Mrs Onuoha said IPMATIIC had also gained support of various government agencies including the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and the Ghana Immigration Service.
She therefore urged Ghanaian businesses and entrepreneurs to be part of the conference that was sure to help bring industrial revolution to Africa.
Mr Charles Opoku-Mensah, Marketing and Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) pledged his organization’s support to the conference and urged corporate Ghana to rally behind the programme.