The Busia Institute for Rural and Democratic Development (BIRDD) will hold a commemorative conference in honor of the late Professor Kofi Abrefa Busia as Executive Prime Minister of the Second Republic of Ghana.
The event, which will take place on Friday October 1 at the Eusbett International Conference Center in Sunyani, capital of the Bono region, has the theme “Youth in a free enterprise society”, is also to mark the day “which is exactly 52 years from the date Professor Busia’s Progress Party took the reins of governance in Ghana with him as head of government ”.
A press release issued and signed by Mr. Anane Agyei, the executive director of BIRDD and copied from the Ghanaian News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani reported.
According to the statement, “the main objective of the theme is to help empower young Ghanaian people to explore their capacities in accordance with government policies and programs to activate their entrepreneurial skills.”
BIRDD is a think tank working to promote good democratic governance, rural development and youth empowerment in the country.
The statement said former President John Agyekum Kufuor would be the keynote speaker along with Okokyeredom Sakyi Ako II, a development planner and economist by profession, who is also the supreme leader of the traditional Drobo area in Jaman South Municipality and the vice-president of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs as special guest of honor.
He indicated that the guest speakers from backgrounds reflecting the theme to create the necessary impact are MM. Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah and Mustapha Yussif, respectively Minister of Information and Minister of Youth and Sports.
The others are Mr. John Ampontuah Kumah, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, Deputy Minister of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development and Nana Kusi Appea Busia Jr ., Associate Professor of Public International. Law & Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, UK.