The Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) has postponed its African Media Summit to February 25 – 26, 2021.
The summit which is being organised in partnership with Nekotech Center of Excellence was initially scheduled to come off at the Accra International Conference Center from January 21to 22.
Explaining notion behind the modification, JIFORM President, Ajibola Abayomi said it was due to the burial ceremony of the former Ghana President, John Jerry Rawlings whose funeral arrangements will commence from January 21 to 26 at the same venue.
The JIFORM President then 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 finds solace in heaven as he would be committed to the mother-earth on January 27″ he prayed.
The Chairman of JIFORM, Ghana who doubles as Media chair of the event, Fred Smith, in a statement explained that all efforts are being tailored to the success of summit themed Labour Migration: Shifting the paradigm to the benefits of Africans.”
The summit promises to be enlightening and speakers to grace the event includes Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Akuffo; Chairman of Nigeria House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora matter, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe; Member African Union committee on Labour-Migration, Dr Reverend A.K Ocansey; Professor Patrick Lumumba from Kenya and former Canada Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Hon Gerry Weiner as speakers.
Mr Smith also confirmed that top personalities and organisations both within and beyond Africa will participate in the Summit.
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 others corporate institutions.