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Diasporian News of Thursday, 8 March 2018

Source: Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei

Liberia’s President attends Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan

The President of Liberia, George Weah will make his debut appearance at Africa’s undoubtedly biggest forum.

In a Press release by Jeune Afrique, the organizers of Africa CEO, Mr. Wean use the platform to present his strategy for reviving the economic development of his country.

Since its first edition six years ago, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has become the most influential forum for Africa’s public-private dialogue.

The election of George Weah as President of Liberia at the end of December 2017 raises tremendous hopes for the country’s economic re-emergence.

This is an immense challenge and coupled with the expectations of Liberia’s young population it provides strong motivation for him to meet with investors at the AFRICA CEO FORUM.

Poised to Improve the business climate, upgrading basic infrastructure, restructuring health and education systems, flagship measures for young people, especially through sport of Liberia during his tenure. President Weah will share his strategy for laying the groundwork for Liberia’s economic transformation with over 1,200 business leaders, investors and decision-makers. As one of the continent’s youngest Presidents, he will also recount his own unusual and inspiring life story from the slums of Monrovia to the presidency of Liberia and, en route to Europe’s most famous football clubs and many more. President Weah joins the growing list of African presidents who have attended previous editions of the Forum those of Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal, reaffirming the AFRICA CEO FORUM’s mission of being the most influential annual forum for public private dialogue on the continent.


For six years now, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has been the foremost annual meeting of Africa’s private sector. Every year, the Forum brings together public-decision makers and business leaders as well as investors from Africa and around the world.

It is organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group, publisher ofJeune Afrique and The Africa Report, and by Rainbow Unlimited, a Swiss company specializing in organizing events that promote business.

Co-hosting the 2018 edition is the International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group).

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