Ghana is to host the maiden edition of West Africa Investment Conference in Accra, aimed at promoting the private sector in the sub region.
The conference, scheduled for May 8-10, would identify different sources of investment capital, and the potential for their use, to create employment, social engagement and economic growth, thereby delivering a long-term positive impact on the region’s economy.
It is being organised by Objective Capital, an international investment company, with special expertise in handling metals and minerals companies.
Ms Ros Lund, Managing Director of Objective Capital, said the conference aim to create an annual investment pilgrimage in West Africa, which would attract potential investors, as well as provoke debate that would identify investment opportunities in Ghana and the sub-region.
She said the four-day conference would look at key sectors such as agriculture, which had 60 per cent of the country’s work-force and the mining sector.
“We want to educate Small and Medium Enterprises, to find business opportunities and not excuses for not finding enough opportunities,” Ms Lund said.
About 100 participants from Canada, Australia, England, US, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and France, are expected to participate in the conference