President Nana Akufo-Addo has opened-up a three-day national conference in Accra on implementation of AfCFTA on August 19, 2019. He will obviously use the occasion to interpret Ghana’s Beyond Aid vision in the context of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement.
Meanwhile, the congregation of key stakeholders will provide them a chance to discuss the strategies to get maximum benefits from AfCFTA. Senior policymakers, businessmen, academia, media persons and people from different fields will attend the conference. Earlier in July, Ghana selected to host AfCFTA Secretariat during 12th EU summit in Niger.
The host country has to ensure the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement. 25 member states have also approved the agreement. Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah briefed about the conference and project details in Accra.
The subject of the conference is “harnessing the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area for a Ghana beyond Aid”. He further disclosed that AfCFTA will boost up intra-African trade and address the challenges of marketing.
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