August 26, 2013, Accra, Ghana

Hon. Hanna S Tetteh, Minister, Regional Integration and Foreign Affairs, Ghana spoke on the topic “Regional Integration as a Tool for Poverty Reduction in West Africa” at ISSER Conference Hall, University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana on August 26, 2013. This lecture also marked the inauguration of the CUTS Centre in Accra (CUTS Accra), the third office of CUTS in Africa after Lusaka (Zambia) and Nairobi (Kenya).

The event was chaired by Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana. The panellists included Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh, Vice President, ECOWAS and Mr. Ishmael Yamson, Board Chair of Standard Chartered Bank (Ghana).

The short term pain that we have to bear in our bid to overcome the challenges of regional integration would lead to long term gain for everyone…We welcome the opening of the CUTS Centre in Accra and look forward to its active participation in providing research support to Ghana and the West African region on critical economic policy issues’ – Hanna S. Tetteh, the Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration