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Business News of Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Source: GNA

TLP panelists discuss Africa’s post coronavirus recovery


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The Transformation Leadership Panel (TLP), an initiative of the Africa Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), will meet on May 27 to review COVID-19 interventions in Africa.

The Panelists would be sharing lessons from their own institutions and consider new avenues for more collaborative action in support of Africa’s governments.

The inaugural meeting of the TLP was held in Accra, Ghana in 2019 but this edition would be held virtually on zoom conference.

A statement from ACET copied to the Ghana News Agency said the Panel of 17 eminent persons, from the public, private, academic and charitable sectors in Africa and beyond, would be chaired by Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President of Liberia.

The statement said at its last meeting in February 2020 in Addis Ababa, the panel committed to charting a coordinated path to address Africa’s urgent economic challenges and that this third meeting would be an opportunity for panelists to do just that.

It said topics to be discussed would include government effectiveness, resource mobilisation and management, business and investment, and digital innovation and entrepreneurship.

It said the discussion would be guided in part by a recently published ACET paper titled "Ten Policy Priorities for Africa's Recovery, Growth, and Transformation"

It added that the paper offers a different perspective from most other COVID-19 analysis to date as its recommendations focus on actions for the longer term that should be taken regardless of the pandemic.

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