Accra, Ghana – Rosie Glazebrook, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and cousin to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth has ended a successful visit to Ghana.
Until her appointment, Mrs. Glazebrook was the U. K’s First Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Civil Service at the Cabinet Office. She takes over the new appointment from Samantha Cohen CVO, who was former Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and has been appointed as Chief of Staff to the UK Prime Minister, the Honourable Boris Johnson.
During her visit to Accra, Ghana, Mrs. Glazebrook paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Finance Honourable Ken Ofori – Atta. In her remarks, she commended the Government of Ghana for its sterling handling of the Covid pandemic and reiterated the Commonwealth’s commitment to provide a platform for the private sector to bounce back post covid and contribute to the economic development of the country:
“Ghana and Africa have great resources and human capital that when harnessed properly will propel the entire continent to new levels of economic and geopolitical power. We want the Commonwealth to be a partner in this success story”.
On his part, the Honourable Minister of Finance, Ken -Ofori -Atta reiterated Ghana’s support for the Commonwealth and urged it to find bold and innovative ways to promote economic prosperity amongst Commonwealth nations like Ghana during these fiscally difficult times post Covid.
Speaking to the press, Chief of Mission for the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Mr. John Apea added, “There has never been a better time to leverage on the convening power of the Commonwealth to jumpstart businesses and economies within the Commonwealth. To this end and on behalf of our Chair Lord Marland, I would like to invite all businesses in Ghana to attend the Commonwealth Business Forum at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali”.
He further added, “the Commonwealth is open for business. Our Council has many private sector companies that are well positioned to help Commonwealth governments widen their tax net, help companies expand their services through investment, strategic partnerships and accessibility to diverse export markets”.
About Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
CWEIC is a commercial, not-for-profit membership organisation with an official mandate from the Commonwealth Heads of Government to facilitate trade and investment throughout the 54 Commonwealth member nations. The role of CWEIC is to use the convening power and trusted network of the Commonwealth, which is led by Her Majesty the Queen, to drive trade and investment.
CWEIC’s network includes around 100 business and government Strategic Partners (members) including Standard Chartered, Dangote Group, Zenith Bank, Rolls Royce, ACCA and the Governments of Malta and the Maldives.
Every two years, CWEIC hosts the Commonwealth Business Forum in association with the host country of The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
About the Commonwealth Business Forum
The Commonwealth Business Forum 2022 (CBF 2022) will be the first and largest in-person gathering for Government and Business across the Commonwealth since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Hosted as a partnership between the Government of Rwanda and the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, this year’s focus will address the CHOGM theme: “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.