The Government and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), will hold a two-day retreat to strategize on how to align IFC's medium term strategy with the priority areas outlined in the GHS100 billion GhanaCARES Obaatanpa Programme.
The workshop, to be held from June 9 to June 10, 2021 will among others, discuss government's strategic plan for private sector development and unlocking long-term growth capital to support Ghanaian Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSME) under a synergized CARES and IFC Ghana Strategy.
A statement issued in Accra by the Ministry of Finance, said IFC's Vice President for Middle East and Africa, Sérgio Pimenta, would lead the IFC team, with the Finance Minister Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, leading the Government team.
The Ministers for Trade & Industry, Food & Agriculture, Communication and Digitalization and Works and Housing will also participate.
The statement said private sector representatives, and Government agencies such as the Bank of Ghana, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF), and Ghana Export-Import Bank (EXIM), were also scheduled to participate.
Some of the critical areas for the deep dive sessions include Agriculture and Agri-business, affordable housing, infrastructure financing and development, Entrepreneurship, manufacturing, and digitalization.
The Ghana CARES Obaatanpa Programme was launched in November 2020, as Government's mitigating package to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and return the economy to a path of robust and sustainable growth over the next 3 years.
It said at the end of the retreat, participants would agree on IFC priorities aimed at supporting the Government's transformation agenda over the medium term.