National Telecommunication Company, Globacom, has restated its commitment to the transformation of Africa’s huge potentials to economic prosperity.
Speaking ahead of 2019 Africa CEO Forum, themed ‘Open Africa: from continental treaties to business realities’ which the company is the lead sponsor, Globacom, said its desire to help Africa fast-track its development underscored the company’s sponsorship of the forum which comes up in Kigali, Rwanda, on March 25.
The Company said that the growth and development of the continent will be the major focus of the chief executives of African businesses, international investors and policymakers that will participate in the forum.
“We share Africa CEO Forum’s objective of using regional integration to drive private sector growth and create more African champions,” Globacom said in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday.
At the forum, in which the telecommunication company is the Apex Diamond partner, Mrs. Bella Disu, Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman, will chair the ‘Women in Business Initiative’ session, in addition to her contribution to other syndicate sessions.
“This is part of our efforts to empower African businesses and spur economic growth in the region. Since we started operations in 2003, we have been in the forefront of promoting economic growth. We have continuously invested heavily in building reliable communication infrastructure to support economic freedom,” the company declared.
“We became the first company to single-handedly build an international submarine cable, Glo 1, to provide sufficient bandwidth to drive internet penetration,” the company said, adding that, “the 9,800-km-long cable has landing points in Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; Nouakchott, Mauritania; Casablanca, Morocco; Sesimbra, Portugal; Vigo, Spain, and Bude in England.”
Over 40 panel discussions, public-private workshops and case studies by business leaders, shareholders, investors, heads of state and ministers will feature during the event where issues to be discussed are challenges facing Africa’s private sector, including the “representation of top women executives in the boardroom and the modernization of family business governance”.
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