Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference (GiTFIC), Mr. Selasi Koffi Ackom claims the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the biggest trade areas across the world.
Africa Continental Free Trade Area came into establishment after 54 African countries agreed to combine and trade in resources to deliver Africa’s goal of inclusive and sustainable development.
Speaking in a dialogue dubbed “Happy Development Dialogue” organized by Happy FM, Mr. Selasi believes the agreement reached to form AfCFTA was rapidly making it one of the greatest agreements the world has seen.
“As we speak today, 36 African countries of a total of 54 African countries have deposited their instruments of ratification signed, making it the swiftest and one of the biggest agreements the world has ever witnessed,” he said.
“ACI Financial Market Association agreement is the only agreement that comes closer to our speed of acceptance in the world,” he added.
The GiTFiC boss also suggests that in order to empower Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Ghana, (SMEs), there should be some amendments in the financial system set up.
“We believe there should be a special purpose vehicle in the financial system created to support and to give SMEs power in terms of monetary trading….” he opined.