Mahamadu Bawumia Urges African Leaders to Form Partnerships

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The Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, encourages African Heads of States and business leaders to embrace new methods and partnerships in the agriculture, unemployment and technology, in order to promote the continent’s economic transformation agenda, at 2nd African Transformation Forum in Accra. He also addressed Africa’s economic experts to aim towards developing new economic policy choices that would help African governments in achieving the continent’s economic transformation agenda.

“We have to believe that we can do what other countries and continents have done. It is not rocket science. It is not impossible. We must have a mindset of making things possible, not one of thinking major achievements are impossible,” he stated.

The core objective of the forum was to bring together leading experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors to discuss policies and partnerships that would drive sustainable growth and investment across the African continent.

The forum had four sections on Transformation Perspectives, Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation, Ministerial Reports from PACT Working Sessions and Transforming Africa: A Conversation between Heads of State and Private Sector CEOs. The Transformation Perspectives plenary section was moderated by BBC journalist Sophie Ikenye; Ghana’s Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta; Rwanda Minister of Infrastructure, Claver Gatete; and the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe.

Present at the forum were the African Union, Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank, and many others.