KGL Group, a wholly-owned Ghanaian group of subsidiaries, lent support to host the maiden edition of the Ghana Diaspora Investment Summit 2021 organized by the Ghana Investments Promotions (GIPC).
The event held under the theme ‘The New Normal: Leveraging Diaspora Investments To Build Back Better’ sought to highlight diasporan collaborative investments as an integral lever to spur rebound growth in the fall out of the global pandemic.
The summit brought together policymakers, corporate entities, private sector businesses, and investors, both local and across the diaspora, to engage, identify entry barriers, and propose viable solutions to create an enabling environment to foster direct local investments.
The two-day event was held on June 23rd and 24th at the Kempinski Hotel, and as part of the keynote addresses, Mr. Yoofi Grant (CEO, GIPC) and Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta (Minister of Finance) provided an overview of the collaborative effort between the Government and the GIPC to minimize entry barriers to investments and provide a sustainable environment conducive to business growth.
Mr. Alex Dadey, Executive Chairman of KGL Group, speaking from his perspective as a diasporan entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience working across multiple industries, highlighted the need for multilateral collaboration and diaspora socio-economic inclusion.
Recounting from his experience working in the UK and Ghana across different sectors, Agriculture, Fintech, Trade Finance, Technology, and his most recent venture into technology service delivery partnerships with public sector institutions such as the NLA, Mr. Dadey broke down inward investments into four distinct categories: Remittances, Direct, Portfolio, and Philanthropic investments.