Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah, daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana, will join several African Heads of State, businessmen and dignitaries during the upcoming Africa Now Summit due March 12 – 13.
Ms Nkrumah is also the chairperson of the Convention People’s Party, Ghana.
The Summit, organised by Africa Strategic Leadership Centre (ALSC) and themed “Towards a secure, integrated and growing Africa,” will bring together leading minds from the continent to share insights on trends driving Africa’s progress.
ASLC board chairman Robert Mwesigwa said the speakers, are key strategic thought leaders in their own right and have been carefully selected from across sectors to enrich and contribute to delivering the Africa Now summit theme which is building “Towards a secure, integrated and growing Africa.
They include among others Tony Elemelu of UBA, Benedict Oramah, the President AFREXIM Bank, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi the secretary General UNCTAD, MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter, Heba Salama, the Director Comesa Regional Investment Agency, and Nigeria Economic Summit Group chairman Asue Ighodalo.
Also confirmed is Ahunna Eziokonwa, the UNDP Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Vera Songwe, Ambassador Adonia Ayebare – Permanent Representative Uganda Mission to the United Nations, Hon. Basser Bourita Minister of Foreign Affairs – Kingdom of Morocco, Hon. Baleke Mbete, Speaker of South African Parliament as well as Nicholas Nesbitt – Chairman East Africa Business Council.
Also among those confirmed is Dr. Elsie Kanza, Senior Director and Head of Africa, World Economic Forum as well as Prof. Eddy Maloka – CEO African Peer Review Mechanism and Ivica Dačić Foreign Minister of Serbia. These speakers will join several Heads of State and Government leaders to discuss an array of topics across select panels indicated on the working agenda to be released soon.
The #AfricaNow19 Summit is expected to drive effective public engagement which reflects and inspires the dream of a better Africa, with a background to Nelson Mandela’s belief in the realisation of the unity of Africa, where its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of the continent.
President Yoweri Museveni, the co-chair of the conference will be joined by Somalia President Mohammed Abdulahi Farmajo, South Africa’s Syril Ramaphosa, El-Sisi of Egypt, who is also African Union Chairman and Tanzania Deputy President Samia Suluhu.
East African Community head and President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame is yet to confirm his attendance as well as Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, among other expected heads of state.
The speakers and presidents will engage in intense panel sessions discussing the agenda for Africa’s future.
“The agenda of the Summit is to discuss and propose solutions to Africa’s development challenges. The outcome of these discussions is to influence policy reform which enhances public and private sector development in Africa,” William Babigumira – Africa Now Conference Coordinator told watchdoguganda.
“The Summit will also explore how to strengthen private sector collaboration so that this can continue to support Africa’s development. It will mobilise resources required to address Africa’s critical challenges.”