Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel D. Tweah is in Brussels to Represent President George Weah at the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Africa Summit at the European Parliament.
Yesterday, January 8, 2019, the Minister joined other World Leaders in a Panel Discussion on Building business and Infrastructure in African Cities.
According to the dispatch, Minister Tweah is expected to rap on the growth of small and medium-sized businesses and inward investment from around the world. The Hon Minister will also address the effect of African nations population increasingly living in cities, rather than rural areas, the enormous challenges with regards to transportation, housing, jobs services, and sanitation as well as the necessary regulatory framework for business and infrastructure to grow.
It is estimated that by 2040, Africa population will double to 2.5 billion, The EU under its EU Trust fund has mobilized 44billion Euros of Investment to make the critical link between private enterprise and public money for building long-term sustainable economic growth.
The panel will look at how member states and African nations can work together to put the right framework in place to create prosperity.
Those expected on the Panel alongside with Minister Tweah includes Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Former Minister Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Federal Minister for Information Technology, Pakistan, Domenico Rosa, Head of Unit Strategic Partnership; ACP-EU, AU-EU.APF, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission, amongst others.