The leadership of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) paid a courtesy call on the Business and Financial Times (B&FT) on Friday, to familiarise with management and discuss possible areas of partnership between media and industry towards improving the general business climate in the country.
President of the AGI, Yaw Adu Gyamfi, congratulated the paper for its accuracy and standards in reportage as well as quality of journalism it has maintained over the years.
He touched on possible areas of partnership particularly in women and youth empowerment. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi suggested that, the two organisations could join forces and put together a Youth Career Day for Universities, or a professional mentorship and internship programme that implores young people to learn practical and technical skills for excellence.
On her part, Dr. Edith Dankwa, Chief Executive of the B&FT, welcomed the AGI delegation and congratulated them on their 60th anniversary celebrations.
She acknowledged the important role that the association plays in the private sector and its positive contributions to the business community in Ghana.
Dr Dankwa supported the President’s idea of a Youth Career Day as she believed it will be a great way of engaging young people to take up reading as a better means of knowledge acquisition.
She also used the opportunity to talk about the upcoming Ghana Economic Forum scheduled to take place next month.
“Events such as the Ghana Economic Forum, can be a great avenue for your members to participate and share ideas for economic transformation,” Dr Dankwa advised.
“The theme for this year-Building a Competitive Economy for Sustainable Growth-is one that your members will find particularly interesting as stakeholders in the private sector and the business community as a whole,” she explained.
“There will be opportunities to network and share ideas for business and we will be more than glad to collaborate with you and your members towards making the event a success,” she concluded.
The AGI delegation was led by its President, Yaw Adu Gyamfi, accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer, Seth Twum Akwaboah and Public Relations Manager, Justice Ofori-Elikem.
Together the two groups explored other areas of mutually beneficial partnerships which would see members of the association benefit from special packages, exclusive to the AGI.