Take advantage of technology to accelerate economic growth – Yofi Grant

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), Yofi Grant, has charged Ghanaians to take take advantage of the technology era and help accelerate both technological and economic growth in the country.

Speaking at the launch of the fourth edition of the Ghana CEO Summit, Yofi Grant stated that the global economy is currently at the fourth industrial revolution where innovations in technology are the main basics through which transformation and growth can be achieved.

He said the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda of President Nana Akufo-Addo has set the pace for the country to utilize its natural resources in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also accelerating national growth.

He assured that with president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Co-chair of the group of eminent people will ensure that the seventeen goals will be achieved especially with goal 17 which talks about partnership for development.

He added that Ghana is on the fast track to economic stability which is reflected in the country’s GDP. He also noted that the Ghana beyond aid agenda is helping in the building of a wiser society.

The CEO of Network Ghana Limited, Enerst De-Graft Egyir, said innovations not only create phenomenal opportunities for economic growth but societal change as well. He added that vast number of jobs will be replaced by machine intelligence and robots.

“The increasing capabilities of artificial intelligence and genetic engineering have the potential to get beyond the control of their creator,” he added.

This year’s summit is on the theme, ‘The Futuristic Economy: Technology – Driven Future of Business and Governance for Economic Transformation’. It will address important issues facing the leadership of corporate Ghana. The issues to be discussed are also of critical efforts of the country’s private sector as well as state-owned enterprises.

The Ghana CEO Summit is the foremost business conference for CEO’s, Heads of States, Policy makers, investors and business leaders. It is committed to unlocking Ghana’s economic potential by championing private-sector led growth, leading discussions around innovative public policies and best growth-oriented business practices.

The Summit which will be held from the 20th to 21st may at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra is set to bring together over 400 CEOs with about 30% of them being women. There will also be a panel discussion on women leadership.

Source: Theresa Adezewa Ayittey

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