President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana yesterday (Tuesday) for South Africa to participate in the Africa Investment Forum which is being held in Johannesburg.
He is going at the invitation of the African Development Bank.
A statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, said the Forum will enable invited Heads of State and governments to engage with the investor community and explore potential investments and financing.
It said President Akufo-Addo would participate, as a panellist, in “Championing Investments: Presidential Investment Chats”, and also at the launch of the EU-AU High-level platform on Sustainable Energy Investments in Africa.
It said on Ghana-specific engagements, the President would meet investors interested in the development, financing and construction of projects such as the Takoradi Refinery Company, which was intended to refine some 60,000 barrels of crude oil per day; and the Accra Skytrain Project, which was aimed to develop an elevated light rail mass transit project for Accra.
The statement said the President was accompanied by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta; Minister for Railways Development, Hon. Joe Ghartey, MP; Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Mr. Yofi Grant, and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
It added that the President Akufo-Addo would return to Ghana on Friday, November 9, 2018, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.