Press Release- Africa Economic Summit 2023

His Excellency, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi, Dr McDan McKorley, Chairman, McDan Group, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie (MP), Hon Minster MESTI, Ghana, Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Speaker, National Assembly of The Gambia, Atty. Janga A. Kowo, Comptroller and Accountant General, Republic of Liberia, Others to Speak at the 2023 Africa Economic Summit in Accra

The Africa Economic Summit Group has announced that the Africa Economic Summit will be held on April 26-27 in Accra, Ghana in partnership with the Ghana Investment Promotion Center.

 Africa Economic Summit, the first annual summit that establishes Africa as the frontier of global thinking on major economic issues in the world is an assemblage of senior leaders committed to the continent’s growth to discuss issues and frame solutions to the economic problems affecting African nations.

Holding for the third time since its inception in 2022, the Summit delivers a very influential network of leaders from around Africa and the world including top government officials, diplomats, and senior business leaders. The Summit has been successfully held in Cairo Egypt and Lagos Nigeria in the past.

According to the CEO, of Africa Economic Summit Group, Dr Brian Reuben, organizers of the Summit, history shows that value shifts are always triggered by a new story. The current state of the world has given us a rare chance to Africa to rewrite the story of Africa. But to do that, governments of African nations need the boldness to review and challenge the current models which drive government and private sector actions in Africa.

Through the Africa Economic Summit African and global leaders come together to facilitate new investments, encourage business development, share best practices, guarantee peer-to-peer networking, offer new industry insight, showcase excellence and promote thought leadership.

Confirmed speakers for the 2023 Summit include His Excellency, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, The President, Republic of Malawi,  Ms Anabel González, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Hon Ibrahim Matoli, Energy Minister, Republic of Malawi, Senator Ibrahim Hadejia, Member of the Nigerian Senate, Dr McDan McKorley, Chairman and CEO of McDan Group, Ghana, Dr Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Mr Selorm Adadevoh, CEO, MTN Ghana, Mr. Emmanuel A. Cherry, CEO Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry, Karl Chokotho, Board Chair, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre, Prof. Ludeki Chweya CEO Kenya School of Government, Yofi Grant, CEO Ghana Investment Promotion, Mr. Olukayode Pitan Managing Director/ CEO Bank of Industry, Nigeria, Mazi Samuel Ohuabunwa OFR, Founder, Neimeth Pharmaceuticals Nigeria, Capt. Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Group President,

UT Holdings Ltd Ghana, Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Speaker, National Assembly of The Gambia, Senator Ibrahim Hadeji, Member of the Nigerian Senate,Prof. Ludeki Chweya, CEO Kenya School of Government, Hon Nancy Tembo, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malawi, B. Elias Shoniyin

Former Deputy Foreign Minister

Republic of Liberia, Dr. Henry K. Kokofu

CEO Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana among others.

‘The two day summit will close with a release of a white paper on coordinated actions that governments and institutions should commit to and implement for the improvement of the economy of Africa, strengthening the competitiveness of African companies, addressing security challenges among others’ Dr Brian Reuben stated.

Individuals and organizations seeking to join the summit should visit  to learn more.

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H.E Lordina Mahama, H.E GoodLuck Jonathan, Rt. Hon. Onyejeocha, Others Shine At Africa Women Impact Summit

It was a night of glitz and glamour as the 2021 edition of Africa Women Impact Summit and Awards which took place at the prestigious Abuja Sheraton Hotels and Towers on Thursday assembled notable women who have made significant contributions in the development of the African Continent.


Among those honoured with award of excellence include, Nollywood screen goddess, film producer and singer, Juliet Ibrahim, House of Representatives Deputy Chief Whip and member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency of Abia State, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, former chairman First Bank PLC, Ibukun Awosika, former first lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama, and Hon. Francisca Oteng Mensah, the youngest member of Ghana Parliament.

The event was hosted by a renowned TV personality, Adaora Onyechere of African Independent Television, AIT and Dr. Amb. Utchay Odims, Co-founder Global Initiative for Africa and member Governing board, Africa Women Impact Summit.

The winner of 2021 Big Brother Naija show, Hazel Oyeze Onou, popularly known as White Money flagged off Capacity building training for 1000 women after the launching of Africa Women Impact Training Academy.

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan was represented at the occasion as Special Guest of Honour.

Also in attendance were, Her Excellency Aisha Babangida Chairman Better Life program for the African rural women and Dr Patience Ndidi Key; former Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Chambers of Commerce USA and others

The event which commenced with panel discussion x-rayed the participation of women in politics, social media impact and ways of maximizing the social space to accommodate more women, financial inclusion among other issues bordering on the development of women in the continent.

The event which was a deliberate effort to increase women participation in politics had in attendance Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Talen, Former First Lady of Ghana who was ably represented and a host of others.

Also honoured with award of excellence was the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Rwandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Mukabalisa Donatille, the Executive Governor of Rivers, Barr. Nyesom Wike, Founder and President of African Children Talent Discovery foundation, Engr. Dr. Noah Dallaji and the Chairman of Hip TV, Ayo Animashaun.

Women representation in the Nigerian political space is believed to be on the decline with less than 10 percent parliamentarians being women in the male-dominated National Assembly and states Houses of Assembly, comparative to other Africa countries Nigeria needs to step its advocacy to ensure equal opportunity and representation for women in leadership positions.

Speaking with the conveners;
Dr. David James Egwu, Mudiaga D. Akakabota, Amb. Utchay Odims and Adaora Onyechere they hinted that the 2022 Edition tagged the international edition will hold in Lagos Nigeria and would welcome participation from Africans across the world.

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