President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Africans need quick wins on the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to accelerate development on the continent.
The president said it is encouraging to note that as of November 2022, 44 African Union member states have ratified the AfCFTA, adding that “there is strong evidence of the great political will and commitment of the leadership of the continent to achieve market integration in Africa.
“It is our duty to engage to ensure full participation of all member states.”
President Akufo-Addo, Wamkele Mene
President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the Peduase Presidential Lodge during the closing ceremony of the three-day maiden Africa Prosperity Dialogues under the theme: “AfCFTA: From Ambition to Action Delivering Prosperity through Continental Trade”.
Highlighting the successes chalked at the event, the president said, “the last three days have seen some of the best African minds and expertise at work. They reiterated our collective desire to transform the African continent.”
“The insightful discourse filled with great passion and fuelled by the wealth of cutting edge knowledge and business experience has ensured that we have a practical and pragmatic compact action plan to drive accelerated implementation of the AfCFTA,” he said.
“We need quick wins and this is exactly what the outcome of this dialogue offers us as well as a concentrated focus on the steps towards the prosperity of the African people,” the president said.