KGL Group, title sponsors of this year’s Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit and led by its Executive Chairman and Board Chair of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Alex Apau Dadey, has strongly advocated for the inclusion of Ghana’s Diaspora community in government’s post-COVID recovery programs.
The summit was graced by captains of industry, private sector entrepreneurs and CEOs, government officials, the United Kingdom diaspora community, key partners from the UK government and chaired by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia.
Speaking on Day 1 of the GHIOS Summit held at the Hilton on Park Lane, London, Mr Dadey stressed on the need for Ghana’s Post- COVID and Russia-Ukraine conflict resurgence be led by a clear, concise and policy driven approach which is centered around the diaspora community.
Alex Dadey, a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience working on both sides of the Atlantic, stressed on the need for multilateral collaboration, diaspora socio-economic inclusion, and harnessing technology to break down barriers for business.
He stated, “I stand here today, as a passionate advocate of Diaspora inclusion in our drive to transform the very structures of our economy. I remain passionate about guided investment, and not debt, as the preferred path for our transformational agenda.”
He added, “there are numerous opportunities for investors in the wake of Covid. Industries have evolved and thrived, building ecosystems that deliver value to all stakeholders. Ghana is a prime candidate for investors seeking post COVID emerging markets and I urge all our diaspora to take advantage or be left behind in the Boom that is to come.”
He also used himself as an example of a diasporan who has invested heavily in Ghana to much success.
He added, “for those Diasporas and investors who need encouragement to make up their minds to invest in Ghana, I can boldly state, without a shred of doubt, that the most successful period of my business life has been operating and investing in Ghana. The opportunities and rewards have been tremendous, and the success of the KGL Group of companies, bears testimony to this. Ghana, admittedly has its fair share of peculiar challenges, however, for any intrepid entrepreneur driven enough to wade through the challenges, success is inevitable.”
Vice President, Dr Bawumia, also echoed the sentiments shared by speakers at the summit, and highlighted the government’s commitment to continue to provide a conducive environment for the private sector to continuously thrive.
He encouraged the UK diaspora community, seasoned entrepreneurs and investors to consider Ghana as the first and only option for investment since the country is well placed for an accelerate post COVID takeoff, a conducive business environment, a young hospitable workforce and a peaceful and stable political climate as requisite ingredients for a sustained successful economic recovery program.
The KGL Group is a wholly owned Ghanaian group of companies with interests in technology innovation, Fin-tech, Logistics, property development, gaming and commerce. The parent company commands a network of specialized business units that promote efficient solutions and effective tech-based related services to customers across Ghana and partner operating regions.
The group has since inception prioritized the development of digital innovations that impact industries. Mr Dadey, maintains that “as a group, our vision is clear and within reach: Becoming a powerhouse in digitalization across Ghana and emerging markets across the sub-region by capitalizing on our portfolio of strong operating companies across diverse areas of expertise”.