Accra, Ghana, October 31, 2023 – The Ministry of Finance and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will convene Ghana’s business leaders on November 2 in Accra to share ideas for ramping up investment in the country towards sustainable growth and job creation.
The forum, the first in a planned series of Mutual Prosperity Dialogues, aims to gain a deep understanding of the needs of the private sector and realise pragmatic ways to improve the ease of doing business in Ghana. Government will dialogue with leading voices in agriculture, energy, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, mining, retail, telecommunications, and other key sectors of the economy.
As Ghana’s economy turns the corner, the currency is more stable, the rate of inflation is decreasing, and the Ghana Stock Exchange is resurgent. Still, the journey to drive the economy towards broad-based, job-rich, sustained growth has only just begun.
The direct experiences of businesses will inform government action and regulation to build confidence and make Ghana a preferred place to do business—for local champions as well as foreign investors.
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, IFC will work with the Government of Ghana on a program of continuous engagement beyond the forum, which will be followed by sector-specific technical discussions in the coming weeks.
Members of the media are hereby cordially invited to participate in and ask questions during panels.