Wednesday, 29 May

KGL Group leads charge for diaspora inclusion at Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit 2023

Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit

KGL Group, title sponsors of this year’s Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit, led by its Executive Chairman and Board Chair of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Mr. Alex Apau Dadey, have strongly advocated the inclusion of Ghana’s Diaspora community in government’s post-covid recovery programs.

The highly attended summit had in attendance captains of industry, private sector entrepreneurs and CEOs, government officials, the United Kingdom diaspora community, Key partners from the UK government and chaired by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Speaking on Day one of the GHIOS Summit held at the Hilton on Park Lane, London, Mr. Dadey stressed on the need for Ghana’s Post- Covid and Russia-Ukraine conflict resurgence be led by a clear, concise and policy driven approach which is centered around the diaspora community.

He stated, “I stand here today, as a passionate Diaspora inclusion advocate in our drive to transform the very structures of our economy. I remain passionate about guided investment, and not debt, as the preferred path for our transformational agenda.”

Mr Dadey stressed on the need for multilateral collaboration, diaspora socio-economic inclusion, and harnessing technology to break down barriers for business.

He added, “there are numerous opportunities for investors in the wake of Covid. Industries have evolved and thrived, building ecosystems that deliver value to all stakeholders. Ghana is a prime candidate for investors seeking post Covid emerging markets and I urge all our diaspora to take advantage or be left behind in the Boom that is to come.” 

He also used himself as an example of a diasporan who has invested heavily in Ghana to much success.

He said, “for those Diasporas and investors who need encouragement to make up their minds to invest in Ghana, I can boldly state, without a shred of doubt, that the most successful period of my business life has been operating and investing in Ghana. The opportunities and rewards have been tremendous, and the success of the KGL Group of companies, bears testimony to this. Ghana, admittedly has its fair share of peculiar challenges, however, for any intrepid entrepreneur driven enough to wade through the challenges, success in inevitable.”

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, also echoed the sentiments shared by speakers at the summit, and highlighted Governments commitment to continue to provide a conducive environment for the private sector to continuously thrive.

He encouraged the United Kingdom Diaspora community, seasoned entrepreneurs and investors to consider Ghana as the first and only option for investment, with Ghana well placed for an accelerate Post Covid takeoff, a conducive business environment, a young hospitable workforce and a peaceful and stable political climate as requisite ingredients for a sustained successful economic recovery program.