Accra, July 25,GNA - The Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB)Limited has partnered with the Business and Financial Times (B&FT) by providing a sponsorship package of GH¢50,000.00 for the holding of the 2017 edition of the Ghana Economic Forum (GEF).
The forum, scheduled for August 1 to 8, at the Kempinski Hotel, in Accra, would bring together captains of industry and thought-leaders to discuss and debate key economic issues affecting the Ghanaian economy with the view of offering solutions to overcome the economic challenges.
The GEF, which is on the theme: "Building a Ghanaian Owned Economy, 60 years after independence", would also assemble more than 500 chief executives, investors and financial decision-makers to support the development of Ghanaian businesses and facilitate dialogue between the private and public sectors.
These were contained in a statement issued by Mr Emmanuel Kojo Kwarteng of the Corporate Affairs Department of the GCB, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Tuesday.
Mrs Thyra Obuobi, the Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations of the GCB, said the Bank's sponsorship was in line with its objective of supporting Ghanaian initiatives and creating a healthy environment for investment and business activities crucial for accelerated growth and job creation.
Endorsed by the Government, as part of Ghana's 60 year's celebrations, the two-day forum, the statement said, would 'take a critical look at Energy, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Financial Management Reforms, and other areas crucial to the development of the economy of Ghana.'
Each session is expected to be preceded by an opening presentation, which would take an in-depth look at the topic after, which panelists would proffer solutions.
The Forum's influential focus group discussions would touch on various issues affecting different sectors of the economy.
'The Forum is seeking to build on the important pillars of success that has been achieved over the years,' the statement said.
It would also debate whether the economy and current development framework allows citizens to fully own the economy and the development process through effective participation in the economic decision-making process and through the implementation of policies, which offer incentives to Ghanaians.
'Since 2012, the Ghana Economic Forum has rallied some of the country's most remarkable minds to discuss, debate and gain insights needed to advance the economy of Ghana,' the statement said.