SIGA D-G calls on Executive Director of World Trade Centre Accra
The Director-General of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), Amb. Edward Boateng has paid a courtesy call on Mr. Edem Kofi Yevutsey, Executive Director of the World Trade Centre Accra (WTCA).
The meeting centered on SIGA and Specified Entities’ participation in the upcoming World Trade Centre General Assembly in Ghana scheduled for April 2023, and partnership between SIGA and WTCA in areas of training and investment.
Amb. Boateng discussed with Mr. Yevutsey SIGA’s mandate, activities, and possible collaborations between the WTCA, SIGA, and the Specified Entities, particularly for external funding and partnerships. He also requested that SIGA be given the opportunity to participate in the World Trade Organization’s 53rd General Assembly, which will be held in Accra and Africa for the first time.
“SIGA would like to participate in the General Assembly Speaker Series to share information about the initiatives we are introducing to improve efficiency in our Specified Entities.” “The General Assembly, I believe, is an excellent opportunity to showcase SIGA and Ghana because the entire world will be in Accra,” he said.
Mr. Yevutsey on his part thanked the Director-General and his team for the visit and updated them about the WTCA and its activities, with a focus on the impending 53rd General Assembly. The General Assembly, according to Mr. Yevutsey, is set to bring together 300 participants from more than 40 companies. Ghana, he said was underrepresented in comparison to other African countries such as Namibia, Egypt, Nigeria, and Tanzania, who appear more eager to participate.
He promised to work with SIGA and Specified Entities to ensure Ghana has strong representation at the World Trade Centre’s General Assembly.
Present at the meeting were Mr. Joshua Adofo Boanya, Head of Investment and Divestment, SIGA and Mr. Godfred Sowah Khartey, Manager Director- General’s Secretariat and Mrs. Julie Karikari; PR Officer at SIGA.