GHANA and South Africa have proposed increased partnerships among African countries to enhance economic development.
The two countries made the call at a business conference they co-hosted at the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hanna Tetteh, and South Africa Minister in The Presidency, Jeff Radebe, led the pan-African event under the theme, “Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future.”
Among other critical issues discussed were to have African countries implement policies that would contribute to changing the socio-economic conditions of the continent’s 1,7 billion people.
The forum also called for Agenda 2063 to be realised through the implementation of national policies that would support the pillars for economic growth and development of Africa.
The African panel made calls to improve the continent’s health, education and food security as well as those of infrastructure development.
The WEF African panel emphasised the great need to facilitate transport connectivity such as road, rail and air in to promote Africa’s integration, ease of movement of people, goods and services throughout the continent.
The panel called for joint working together by African countries in order to attract inward flows of investment for the continent endowed with natural resources.
Meanwhile, South Africa, in conjunction with WEF, co-hosted a welcome reception for all accredited participants to the WEF on Africa.
Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, emphasised the country’s openness to all visitors and investors while offering a range of diverse experiences that would cater for all visitors.
Source : CAJ News Agency