Accra, Oct. 03, GNA – The Government, in
partnership with the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World
Bank Group, would co-host a G20 Compact with Africa; Germany-Ghana Investors’
Forum on Thursday, October 4.
More than 100 German companies seeking to
invest in Ghana would be showcased at the Forum, which would be held
simultaneously, in Accra, and Berlin.
It is aimed at introducing them to the
investment opportunities; while facilitating a dialogue between the German
private sector and Ghanaian public and private sector stakeholders.
Sector Ministers in charge of these areas and
captains of industry from both countries would give keynote speeches at the
A statement issued by the African Centre for
Economic Transformation (ACET), said the forum was expected to provide a unique
platform for German corporations to explore opportunities to invest in Ghana
and to partner with local businesses.
It said the forum would take a novel approach
as a dual continent event, with participants in the two capitals connected by
“The timing of the Forum couldn’t be better,
coming soon after the warm reception given to German Chancellor Angela Merkel,
during her visit to Ghana on 30 August, the statement said.
“Merkel’s office has confirmed that the German
Chancellor will record a video message to participants. Ghanaian President Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is also expected to record a message”.
It said it was also crucial that the forum
would take place a few weeks before the Heads of State meeting, in Berlin on
the Compact with Africa.
The Accra-Berlin Forum will focus on three
thematic industrial areas – Automotive Industry, Agriculture and Financial
The Germany Ghana Investors Forum is sponsored
by the G20 Compact with Africa, German Cooperation, KFW, and the Norwegian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Other partners include the Ghana Investment
Promotion Centre and the ACET.
More than 250 participants are expected at the
event, which is being billed as a unique and exciting investment opportunity.