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Summit Speaker

The Honourable Akwasi Opong-Fosu

Thirty-five years of distinguished public service career inspired by a motivation to impact on the progress and well-being of people and society at large.

An accomplished technocrat who headed Ghana’s largest public service organization-the Local Government Service-which has responsibility to ensure the effective and efficient administration and management of local governments.

An esteemed political office holder in the capacity of Mayor, Member of Parliament and Ministerial portfolios in Local Government; Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation; Minister of State at the Presidency responsible for Development Authorities.

Positions held during tenure as Mayor include:

  • President-National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana
  • President- Africa Union of Local Authorities
  • Board Member-ICLEI
  • Chairman-Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Local Government Platform
  • Member-UN Advisory Committee of Local Authorities

Awarded by the United Cities and Local Governments for contributing to local governance-most importantly for providing leadership in the unification of Anglophone and Francophone African local governments into one continental body.

Passionate about Africa’s growth and an enthusiastic advocate of an enhanced position and voice for Africa in a globalized world, has addressed international forums such as the UN, Crans Montana Forum, The Wall Street Economic Summit, Marrakesh Security Forum among others, focusing on governance and leadership, peace and security, trade and investment and sustainable development.
Currently Chairs the Africa Global Emergence Center and also President of Africa Growth Solutions.

The Honourable Akwasi Opong-Fosu

The Honourable Akwasi Opong-Fosu

President of Africa Growth Solutions

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