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Ghana isn't ready to host Africa Continental Free Trade Area — NCCE warns

Economy & Investments Ghana isn't ready to host Africa Continental Free Trade Area — NCCE warns
AUG 19, 2023 LISTEN

Ghana's ability to host the Secretariat for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been criticized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).

According to the Deputy Chairperson of the NCCE, Samuel Asare Akuamoah, the recent uprising in neighboring African countries poses a threat to the borders of Ghana.

He noted that Ghana's borders are exposed to jihadist, violent extremist groups, coup d’états.

During an interaction with officials of the Public Engagement Department of Parliament, he said there is a need for a collaborative effort to protect Ghana’s borders in ensuring the success of the AfCFTA.

“It was not just given to us. We went to bid for it among all the over 50 countries, and we won to open our borders and the borders of the continent. Free trade, movement of goods and services, and now look at the subregion of West Africa where the secretariat is located. We are troubled by jihadist, violent extremist groups, coup d’état and so how do you open up?

“It is a challenge that confronts us. So, as we go out, parliamentary service whether you are alone or working with us, as you engage the community you should also look at the issue of radicalization and violent extremism,” Samuel Asare Akuamoah stated.

Sebastian Sedekah Akaho-Tay
Sebastian Sedekah Akaho-Tay

News ReporterPage: SebastianSedekahAkahoTay

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