President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to host a Presidential Business Summit at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, from 14th to 15th September, 2021.
The Summit, an annual calendar event is being organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with the Office of the President and selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to provide a platform for structured dialogue between Government and the Private Sector on critical areas of interest to the private sector.
The Theme of the summit is “Public-Private Dialogue on the Role of the Private Sector in Ghana’s Post-COVID Economic Recovery”, and His Excellency the President will deliver the keynote address.
Other speakers include the Country Director for World Bank Group – Mr. Pierre Frank Laporte, Senior Presidential Advisor – Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Minister for Trade and Industry – Alan Kyerematen, Minister for Finance – Ken Ofori Atta, Minister for Energy – Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (MP), Minister of State, Ministry of Finance – Charles Adu-Boahen, and the Governor of Bank of Ghana Dr. Ernest Addison.
The deliberations with the private sector in the plenary sessions will focus on five (5) cross-cutting thematic areas covering: Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Incentives to Support Production and Private Sector Development; Foreign Exchange Regulation and Currency Stability; Access to Finance and Cost of Capital; Energy Pricing, Availability, Access and Reliability; and Supporting Local Industries through Government Procurement and Local Content Regulation.
This will be followed by breakout sessions for a deep dive into seven (7) economic sectors, including Agriculture and Agribusiness; Manufacturing; Construction and Mining; Financial Services; Information and Communication Technologies; Tourism and Hospitality; and Transport and Logistics
The Summit deliberations will feed into Government’s Policy Framework for Private Sector development, including but not limited to the Budget Statement and the Economic Policy for the year 2022.
The outcome of the Presidential Business Summit will be a Ghana Business Compact which will detail out specific priority areas of government policy interventions in support of private sector development.