Last week the Ghana Tourism Authority launched the Ghana Week D.C. initiative, an annual celebration of Ghanaian culture, business, and innovation. Several events were scheduled throughout the week including tourism forums, vendor popups, panel discussions, and even a friendly soccer game between DC United and Ghana Premier League champions, Medeama SC.
This year’s theme was “Grow in Ghana and Grow With Ghana” and one of the most notable events was the Ghana Business Investment Forum held at Howard University’s Blackburn Auditorium. The purpose of this forum was to expand the number of international investments in Ghana through business partnerships and other investment opportunities. The event focused on three sectors of the Ghanaian economy (tourism, real estate, and sports) and presented strong arguments for the successful economic future of the country.
The forum began at 6 p.m. with opening remarks by Howard University Provost, Anthony K. Wutoh, and continued with informational slideshows and lecture-based panels. The guest speakers for the event consisted of a few high-level government officials, including Chief Executive Officer Yofi Grant. When asked why more companies from the U.S. should invest in Ghana Grant said “Ghana is literally at the center of the world, we have a stable political climate, attractive investment opportunities, and a growing middle class. Those from across the diaspora should invest in Ghana as it has the potential to be a global superpower and it is our duty as people with African roots to ensure its success.”
For more information on Ghana Week and potential business investment opportunities visit the official Ghana Tourism Authority website.