KGL Group, title sponsors of this year’s Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit, led by its Executive Chairman and Board Chair of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Mr. Alex Apau Dadey, strongly advocated for the inclusion of Ghana’s Diaspora community in government’s post-COVID recovery programs.
The highly attended summit was attended by captains of industry, private sector entrepreneurs and CEOs, government officials, the United Kingdom Diaspora community, key partners from the UK government, and was chaired by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Speaking on Day 1 of the GHIOS Summit held at the Hilton on Park Lane, London, Mr. Dadey stressed the need for Ghana’s post-COVID and Russia-Ukraine conflict resurgence to be led by a clear, concise, and policy-driven approach that is centered around the Diaspora community.
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.”
Alex Dadey, a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience working on both sides of the Atlantic, stressed the need for multilateral collaboration, Diaspora socio-economic inclusion, and harnessing technology to break down barriers for business. 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 of 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 of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, also echoed the sentiments shared by speakers at the summit, and highlighted government’s commitment to continue to provide a conducive environment for the private sector to continuously thrive.
He encouraged the United Kingdom Diaspora community, seasoned entrepreneurs, and investors to consider Ghana as the first and only option for investment, with Ghana well-placed for an accelerated 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, FinTech, 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.
Since inception, the group has prioritized the development of digital innovations that impact industries. According to Executive Chairman Alex Dadey, “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.”