The Government of Ghana and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will hold a two-day retreat to arrange IFC’s medium term strategy. This term strategy is set to prioritize areas mentioned in the GHs 100billion Ghana Coronavirus Alleviation and Revitalization of Enterprises support (CARES) obaatanpa programme. The aim of the Ghana CARES obaatanpa programme is to reduce the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to improve and sustain the country’s economy for the next 3years; therefore participants will consent on IFC priorities. The workshop which holds on the 9th to 10th of June will discuss government’s plan for private sector development as well as unseal long-term growth capital to hold up Ghanaian micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME). The IFC team will be led by Sergio Pimenta; IFC’s Vice President for Middle East and Africa along with Hon. Ken Ofori Atta; Finance Minister controlling the government team. Also scheduled to be present are the Ministers for Trade & Industry, Food & Agriculture, Communication & Digitalization and Works & Housing as well as private sector representatives such as the Bank of Ghana, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF), Ghana Export-Import Bank (EXIM) are also programmed to participate. Areas for critical analysis during the workshop will include Agriculture and Agri-business, Affordable housing, Infrastructure financing and development, Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing and Digitalization.


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