ACCRA, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo returned home on Thursday evening after participating in the 5th edition of the Africa CEO’s forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

The forum, which is an important event on the African business calendar, draws the most influential political and economic heads in Africa, captains of industry, the media, and the biggest companies on the continent.

It allows for exchange of views, opinions and solutions to issues affecting the continents’ economic development.

During the forum, President Akufo-Addo, who co-debated Senegal’s Macky Sal, urged his colleague African heads to seek domestic solutions in addressing the continents’ myriad challenges, rather than depend on foreign aid.

He charged them to create independent systems to harness the continents’ human and material resources to build nations without aid, expressing the importance of positioning African economies on the path of self-sustaining growth.

President Akufo-Addo also used the forum to rally investors to harness the opportunities inherent in Ghana’s business climate, and gave the assurance that his government’s policies were geared towards facilitating business and industrial growth and providing a framework guided by the rule of law to ensure the sanctity of genuine contracts to create the needed prosperity for Ghanaians.

The President also met with the Ghanaian community in Switzerland, who are largely professionals, apprising on goings-on in Ghana and asked for their support in the process of national reconstruction.

President Akufo-Addo said he was optimistic that his participation in the forum, which was largely dedicated to the development of the African private sector, and would yield dividends, as he had explained his government’s policies and measures to position the country as a good investment destination to participants at the event.