Accra, 21 June 2018
President Kagame today took part in the second African Transformation Forum (ATF2018) hosted by the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) in collaboration with the Government of Ghana.
Held in Accra, the two-day forum offered an opportunity for the private sector and other non-state actors to engage on ways to help shape the course of economic transformation in Africa.
President Kagame joined the Heads of State panel alongside President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan of Côte d’Ivoire where he shared his vision for Africa’s transformation, including the key role of foreign and domestic investment.
“When we talk about transformation, we are talking about our people, the African people of each country of our continent, we are talking about resources as well, resources of different kinds that have to be put to good use in order to produce the outcomes we want and need. We are also talking about the management of all that as well as the political process and political will that has to accompany all these actions in order for us to be where we want to be,” President Kagame said.
The two Heads of State were later joined by Chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and the Executive Vice President of Unilever, Yaw Nsarkoh in a panel discussion on the benefits of a strong partnership between the public and private sectors to enact—and maintain—a successful transformation strategy.
The event brought together high-level government officials, CEOs, as well as other leaders from the private sector to discuss solutions and make commitments towards accelerating job growth, boosting investment, and implementing transformation policies.