President George Manneh Weah will on Monday May 25 join other African leaders to participate in an Africa Day panel discussion organised by United Bank for Africa.
Africa Day is an annual event dedicated to celebrating the diversity of the African Continent, as well as to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exist in Africa.
UBA, a Pan-African Bank with presence in twenty African Countries, has organize this high-level virtual panel session, to highlight the lessons the world can learn from Africa, address the socio-economic risks, and highlight visions for the world post-health crisis.
This year, the Bank seeks to examine the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa, with regards to domestic and regional development.
With Africa’s SDGs objectives being threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic that is shaking the world at its core, conversations about domestic policies, regional development, is needed to support Africa’s global agenda, post COVID-19.
Panellists are expected to address questions about how African Governments are supporting the private sector during this pandemic, mitigating risks African Businesses are faced with, while highlighting key messages to the youthful population of Africa during this period.
President George Weah will share the platform with Professor Benedict Okey Aramah, President & Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export-Import Bank, Amir Ben Yahmed, President and Founder, Africa CEO Forum, while UBA Group Chairman Tony Elumelu will moderate the panel discussion.
Alphonso has been in the profession for over twenty years. He has worked for many international media outlets including: West Africa Magazine, Africa Week Magazine, African Observer and did occasional reporting for CNN, BBC World Service, Sunday Times, NPR, Radio Deutchewells, Radio Netherlands. He is the current correspondent for Reuters. Mr. Toweh holds first MA with honors in International Relations and a candidate for second master in International Peace studies and Conflict Resolution.