The country of Ghana and the city of Accra was agog on the 20th of August 2021 as it played host to the annual Africa Advancement Forum Global summit, a forum dedicated to enhancing and promoting conversations on public private Partnerships devoted to Improving Africa’s Economic Prosperity.
The Global summits, is a summit which runs as an Africa focused platform that creates space for the discussion of key prospects and strategies that aims at influencing positive growth, perception, and advancement of the continent.
However, this year’s program was unique as the organizers carefully selected and chose a theme that resonates with the unique realities of the burden of governance facing Africa due to the impact of the deadly novel corona virus otherwise called COVID 19 and other attendant Security related challenges with the theme; “THE AFRICA WE WANT’’
The program which is into two segment was a glamorous event with the inclusion of the Africa advancement awards. Some of the key note speakers at the event are.
Some of the speaker and awardees at the summit are His Exellency the president of Ghana Nana Akufo Addo president of Ghana, His Exellency Dr Goodluck Jonathan former president of Nigeria, although the former president and that of the Ghana president were ably represented at the summit meanwhile, His Exellency Chief Dr Howard Taylor vice president of Liberia, Ms Moky Makur, executive director of Africa no filter, Her Exellency Justina Mutale founder justina mutale foundation UK, Mr Patrick Ngugi nyonge Governor Central Bank of Kenya, ENGR Noah Dollaji, His Exellency Dr Abdullahi Sule Governor of Nassarawa state, Dr Ibrahim Dauda were all at the event.
According to the organizers of the summit, The theme the summit was discussed the above persons or speakers and panelists with cognate experience from various sectors across the continent. This Year’s summit like others attracted State actors, diplomates, development consultants and top business leaders from across the African Continent
The summit which is double facet has the first face which is Africa Advancement Forum Global summit and the second is the Africa Advancement awards. The first which was aimed at meting and networking, with African Leaders, technocrats and investors.
However in an interview with coin news extra reporter Elite Ohaeri, one of the delegates at the event who incidentally is a Nigerian by the name Dr Ibrahim Dauda while speaking about the event,
said the summit is one of the best thing coming out of Africa as it is young oriented, with young persons from the continent focusing on the advancement and development of the continent. He further said African youth should work with one another so as to achieve a lot emphasizing that the youth in the continent should leverage on her strength in diversity to better the continent of Africa.
He therefore said the youth should look beyond the personal needs and work towards a better Africa and so as for the black continent to be a force to reckon with it.
Also speaking concerning the summit is the compere of the summit and the conveyer who is incidentally is a co founder GATAC
Dr Utchay Odims in his remarks at the end of the show expressed his satisfaction as regards the show emphasizing that his expectation at the show was met beyond his imagination. Ohims added that the caliber of people at the event gave the summit a high credibility and regard. The compere therefore said he is delighted as everyone who was at the event came with positive energy while adding that he is grateful.
He however said that the summit has shown the people of Africans that the new Africa is just around. An Africa that is great, a continent where the leaders serve and are not corrupt or self centered, an Africa where the women and youth will participate in all the processes and would also have a voice.
Dr Ohims thereafter appreciated All those who were at the summit adding that the programme is a continuum as the program would be taken to other parts of the continent.
Meanwhile the awards category was also done the same day at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast Accra Ghana. With top personalities, making presentation and receiving awards at the event.
Speaking at the event, one of Africa’s finest in terms of comedy Ayo Makun also called AY shared his thoughts as regards the summit.
AY said he enjoyed the conference and learn something new as the conference was an avenue to learn new things.
He added that the conference was an avenue to share experience most especially in the entertainment sector. He however said he has a lot for the youth of Nigerians saying at the appropriate time he would unleash them.
In all the summit was indeed a success and a lot of participant are already anticipating for next year’s edition which is dubbed to be big better and brighter than this year.