Accra, June 2 GNA – Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur would leave Accra today for Cape Town, South Africa to attend the 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa.
The Forum, which is scheduled for June 3 to 5, is expected to attract high profile personalities, including Heads of State, especially on the continent, civil society organizations, the academia, the private sector and the media.
The event, which is on the theme: “Where Next for Africa’s capital markets” would address issues including: integrating and harmonizing cross border regulations, increasing long term and corporate bonds and advancing initial public offering activities.
It would also host a conference on dialogue, launch a report on Africa’s competitiveness and organize a news conference on poverty on the continent.
Personalities billed to speak at the forum include, Messrs Hendrik du Toit, Chief Executive Officer, Investec Asset management, United Kingdom, John Rwangombwa, Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, Raymond McGuire, Head, Global Banking, Citi, U.S.A. and Ms Maria Ramos, Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Africa Group, South Africa.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur is also expected to hold discussions with investors on the wings of the forum in a bid to attract more investment, especially into the agricultural, mining and oil and gas sectors of the economy.