By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Belize International College of Mayor’s and Investors Conference (BICMIC) has been postponed until November.
Originally planned by the Belmopan City Council for August 3-6, the conference has been delayed and will now be held from November 15-18 and has been moved to Belize City.
“I really wanted to hold it in Belmopan, but we do not have the accommodations as more than 200 Ghanaians amongst other nationalities are coming,” said Mayor Sheran Palacio.
Mayor Palacio was recently on a tour of Ghana and Liberia and was able to invite several mayors and other officials from that part of the world to the conference.
Mayor Palacio said Elizabeth Sackey, the Mayor of Accra the capital of Ghana has confirmed her participation.
“I have mayors, businessmen, and ministers of government coming from Ghana, Liberia, the Caribbean, the United States and Central America,” said Mayor Palacio.
Mayor Palacio said African guests will be coming on a chartered flight.
“So, I’m giving the process enough time … and have the information on landing a chartered flight from Africa without any problem, I want it to be seamless,” she said.
The new flyer promoting the conference says the event is being organized by the Belize Mayors’ Association, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, and the African Cities Development Consult.
“It’s going to be huge,” Mayor Palacio said earlier “Thru this valuable partnership we will bring much-needed investments to our municipalities.
“BICMIC is a movement that will be beneficial to all of us. It is a platform to harness our strengths and synergies for productive and practical purposes.”