General News of Wednesday, 7 November 2018
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday left Ghana to participate in the Africa Investment Forum, which is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the invitation of the African Development Bank.
The Forum draws the participation of Heads of State and Governments who would engage with the investor community and explore potential investments and financing.
President Akufo-Addo would participate, as a panellist, in “Championing Investments: Presidential Investment Chats”, and also at the launch of the European Union-African Union High level platform on Sustainable Energy Investments in Africa.
On Ghana-specific engagements, the President will meet investors interested in the development, financing and construction of projects such as the Takoradi Refinery Company, which intends to refine some 60,000 barrels of crude oil per day; and the Accra Skytrain Project, which aims to develop an elevated light rail mass transit project for Accra.
He was accompanied by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta; Railways Development Minister Joe Ghartey, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Mr. Yofi Grant, and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
President Akufo-Addo would return to Ghana on Friday, November 9, 2018.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumi acts in his stead.