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17.07.2009 Politics

PEF President elected as 1st Veep of Pan-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry

By The Statesman
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The President of the Private Enterprise Foundation, Mr. Wilson Atta Krofah, has been elected the First Vice President of the Pan-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry at an Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting that took place in Addis Ababa on July 6-7, 2009. This meeting was hosted by the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations. This grand continental event attracted Chamber Representatives from the southern, western, eastern, northern and central African states as well as business leaders from the rest of the world.

The main purpose of the meeting was to capacitate African Chambers of Commerce as true representatives of the private sector so that the role of Chambers could be fully realized in a way that would have an impact on the African development and poverty alleviation endeavours.

The newly restructured continental organization has an Executive Committee of 10 members from the five different regions of the continent. South Africa represented by Sitho Mseleku, holds the position of President of the Organization.

Mr. Krofah, who is also the President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was earlier elected as the new President of the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FEWACCI) during a General Assembly in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in February this year.


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