President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo is set to become the first African leader to address the US National Governors’ Association (NGA) at the Washington District of Columbia (DC).
Tillylive.com follow up on the honour reveals that the NGA Winter Meeting, happening between 23rd-26th February, 2018 will also be addressed by Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull who will deliver the meeting’s opening keynote address, a statement on the website of the NGA dated February 14th, 2018 said.
“In addition, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo will be the first African leader to address the governors at an NGA meeting”, the website statement added.
I am honored to be the first African President to be invited to address the National Governors Association, ” said President Akufo-Addo. Ghana, as the fastest-growing economy in Africa, looks forward to working with NGA Global to identify investment opportunities and build stronger ties to American states, who are leading the way in a variety of sectors, from agriculture and petroleum to finance and technology.”, the website said, quoting President Akufo-Addo’s response to the honour.
Other persons expected to be present at that session include President of Arizona State University Michael M. Crow, Vice President of Education Policy and Knowledge Management at New America Kevin Carey, and Starbucks Partner Susana Mojica.
About the NGA
The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization consisting of the governors of the states, territories and commonwealths of the United States. The NGA’s role is to act as a collective voice for governors on matters of national policy, as well as allowing governors to share best practices and coordinate inter-state initiatives. The organization was founded in 1908 as the National Governors’ Conference. The NGA is considered part of the ‘Big Seven’, a group of organisations that represent local and state government in the United States.
NGA serves as a key public policy liaison between the state governments and the federal government. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and at the White House when discussing federal issues to developing policy reports on state programs and hosting networking seminars for state executive branch officials. The NGA Center for Best Practices focuses on state innovations and best practices on issues that range from education and health to technology, welfare reform, and the environment.
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