President Mahama Parallels Ghana Investment Future with People Empowerment at Times CEO Summit

Written by Makula Dunbar

From The Times

Africa’s future as the world’s economic engine rests on investing in its one billion people, President Mahama of Ghana said today.

He acknowledged that a commodities boom – driven by Chinese demand – had fuelled the continent’s economies, but said future investment should focus on people, and providing them with jobs. Unless the countries plan for the mass urbanisation and population growth they risk undermining their current growth, he said.

“At the core of our investment must be investment in the people of Africa,” Mr Mahama told The Times CEO Summit Africa, in Central London.