Anambra Govt to Hold World Investment Summit September 7

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), Mr Mark Okoye, has said that the state was ready to host the world in the Anambra Investment Summit scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, September 7, 2023.

Mr. Okoye, who stated this during a press briefing in Awka, also disclosed the level of preparedness for the summit scheduled to be held at the Anambra International Convention Centre, Awka.

Mr. Okoye noted that over four hundred guests, ranging from Deposit Finance Institutions to organised private sector, manufacturers associations, AFREXIM Bank, World Bank, and ambassadors from certain countries, were expected to attend the event.

The ANSIPPA boss said that the programme was an opportunity for Anambra to discuss and chart the future of the state to fulfil Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s promise of sustained prosperity.

He pointed out that the event was an opportunity for more people to participate in what was happening in the state and recalled some carefully orchestrated timeline build-up events that heralded the summit, including town hall meetings in Lagos, Anambra, and Abuja, as well as the roundtable session with biggest importers, manufacturers, and exporters in the state.

According to Mr Okoye, discussions at the summit would be focusing more on critical projects that could be used to develop the state, including discussions on power, on-going industrial hubs, the technology space, and how to build sustainable businesses in Anambra state, among others, revealing that deals on infrastructure, agriculture, and others would be signed as well.

Mr Okoye, who said that twelve committees were working to ensure a hitch-free event, noted that Governor Soludo’s disruptive approach to governance has been dealing with foundational issues that could inhibit sustainable investments in the state and assured that bottlenecks and issues of the past had been resolved to accommodate the world.

The state Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu, an Executive Director at ANSIPPA, Ejike Osisioma, among others, were present at the briefing.