Strategic infrastructure investment key to unlocking Africa’s prosperity – Gabby Otchere-Darko

Strategic infrastructure investment key to unlocking Africa’s prosperity – Gabby Otchere-Darko

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, the visionary Founder and Executive Chairman of the Africa Prosperity Network (APN), has recently put a spotlight on the crucial role that investment in infrastructure plays in propelling Africa’s prosperity forward.

In his address at the third edition of the Africa Prosperity Dialogues (APD) in Accra, which took place on Monday, May 13th, Otchere-Darko called attention to the urgent need for strategic decision-making to catalyze Africa’s socio-economic expansion.

“Making timely investments in our infrastructure is key to unlocking the immense potential of Africa,” he stated, painting a picture of the continent’s future over the next two decades, shaped by such judicious investments. He noted that, despite the continent’s rich promise, the existing gap in infrastructure is a significant hindrance that must be addressed.

Otchere-Darko highlighted that the triumph of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is dependent on critical factors like energy, water, research and development, ICT, transportation, logistics, and the burgeoning digital economy.

The 2025 APD is set to be a joint venture, organized by the APN in partnership with the AfCFTA Secretariat and the Office of the President. The event is designed to be a strategic platform for the private sector in Africa to gather, form networks, and make pivotal decisions that will accelerate the continent’s developmental trajectory.

An annual event in Accra, the APD is distinctive in its ability to unite African leaders from a multitude of sectors, fostering the execution of initiatives within the AfCFTA trade bloc and formulating practical agendas for Africa’s economic unification.

The dialogue is centered on confronting the continent’s primary challenges, pushing forward industrialization goals, and sparking commercial and infrastructural advancements that align with the ambitious aspiration of achieving an Africa Beyond Aid.

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