The Ghana CEOs Summit which is a major gathering of Chief Executives and captains of industry will be used to push for a digital economy act this year.
The act according to the Executive Officer of the Ghana CEOs network has become necessary due to the growing space of digital solutions introduced in the economy.
Speaking to Joy Business after the launch of this year’s event in Accra, Ernest De-Graft Egyir hinted that such a law will help in pushing the government’s digitalization agenda.
“We have laws guiding other sectors of the economy and many policy directives and looking at how digital transformation has become critical to the rest of the economy, we need a single law to move the digital economy forward”
The CEOs Summit over the years have influenced many policy measures to the benefit of the business community in Ghana.
As this year’s edition focuses on the digital economy, captains of industry will expect a sustainable policy drive that will respond to the disruptions caused by the covid-19.
According to Ernerst De-graft Egyir, a digital economy act will ensure that all digital interventions are aligned with the vision of the country.
Speaking on interventions by the Bank of Ghana, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Maxwel Opoku-Afari disclosed that the regulator has issued a three tier digital merchant account to facilitate acceptance of digital payments between small and medium enterprises and their customers.
The theme for the summit which is slated for May 17th 2020 is Digital Transformation; Powering Business and Government Reset for a Post Pandemic Economic Resilience.