By Godwill Arthur- Mensah, GNA
Accra, Oct.19, GNA – The Vice President, Dr
Mahamudu Bawumia, on Thursday, left Accra for London to attend the Ghana
Investment and Opportunities Summit, taking place at the United Kingdom (UK)
from October 23, an official statement has said.
The two-day Summit is being organised by the
Ghana High Commission in the UK, in collaboration with the Ghana Investments
Promotion Centre (GIPC).
The Summit, under the theme: “Mobilising for
Ghana Beyond Aid”, is expected to showcase Ghana as one of the best investment
destinations in Africa and help Government attract strategic and development
funds and investments for key projects.
It is also to match local businesses with
international partners and Investors.
These were announced in a news statement
issued by Mr Frank Agyei-Twum, the Communications Director at the Office of the
Vice President, in Accra, on Friday.
The statement said executives from some of the
largest global firms, Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Fund Managers,
Investment Bankers and other business leaders from across the globe would
attend the meeting to provide a networking opportunity with potential Investors
and various Government Officials.
It said the Vice President would meet with the
Secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), Right
Honourable Penny Mordaunt MP; meet with Westminster Businesses, and attend a
reception hosted by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
Ahead of the Summit, the Vice President would
interact with the Ghanaian Community in the UK on Saturday, October 20, and
deliver a lecture on Ghana’s Digitisation towards the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda,
at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on Monday, October 22.
Vice President Bawumia would return to Ghana
on Thursday, October 25.