The African media summit being organized by the Journalists International Forum for Migration(JIFORM) in partnership with the NEKOTECH Center of Excellence, Ghana, slated for Accra International Conference Center between January 21-22 has been postponed to February 25-26, 2021.
The shift in date was confirmed by the President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi owing to the burial ceremony of the former Ghanaian President, His Excellency, John Jerry Rawlings, kicking off at the Conference Center between January 21-26.
The JIFORM President described the late leader as “an achiever and liberator globally acknowledged for his passion for African
development. We would forever miss his leadership charisma. May his soul find solace in heaven as he would be committed to mother-earth on January 27, 2021,” he prayed.
In a statement he issued in Accra on Thursday, January 14th, 2021, the Chairman of JIFORM, Ghana, who doubles as media chair of the event, Fred Smith, explained that all efforts were being tailored to the success of summit themed ‘Labour Migration: Shifting the Paradigm to the Benefits of Africans’ that has Ghana President, Nana Addo Akuffo; Chairman of Nigeria House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Matter, Hon Tolulope Akande-Sadipe; Dr Reverend A.K. Ocansey, member African Union committee on Labour-Migration; Professor Patrick Lumumba from Kenya and former Canada Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Hon Gerry Weiner as speakers.
Smith said top personalities and organizations both within and beyond Africa had confirmed participation.
They include the African Union Advisory Committee on Labour-Migration, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ghana, Gambia and Nigeria; Altec Global International, Canada, a foremost immigration consulting company; Center for Migration Studies, Ghana University; Diaspora Innovation Institute, America and other corporate institutions.