GHANA HAS COMMISSIONED THE AfCFTA SECRETARIAT – CONGRATULATIONS!

THE AFRICA CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA

GHANA HAS COMMISSIONED THE AfCFTA SECRETARIAT – CONGRATULATIONS! TODAY THE PRESIDENT OF GHANA HAS COMMISSIONED THE SECRETARIAT OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (AfCFTA). THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE FOR AFRICA AS A WHOLE, SO TO BOTH OF YOU – USE IT!

FIRST OF ALL, FOR GHANA IT IS A GREAT HONOUR TO HOST THE SECRETARIAT. IT IS A PROOF THAT THE WHOLE CONTINENT TRUSTS THE STABILITY OF THE COUNTRY. FURTHERMORE, THE CONTINENT BELIEVES IN THE COMMITMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA TO BOOST THE COOPERATION OF AFRICAN NATIONS.

AfCFTA WILL IMPROVE THE ECONOMICAL SITUATION OF ALL AFRICAN STATES AND THEIR CITIZENS. IT WILL DO SO BY LOWERIG OR ABOLISHING TRADE BARRIERS AND NON-TRADE BARRIERS (NTB) STEP-BY-STEP UNTL 2035. (IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE DETAILS, DOWNLOAD THE BOOK AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS ARTICLE.).

FOR THE SHORT TERM, THE REDUCTION OF CUSTOMS FEES AND OTHER INCOME MIGHT BE DIFFICULT FOR THE COUNTRIES INVOLVED. BUT AT THE LONG RUN, SURELY WILL THE BENEFITS OUT WEIGH THE SHORT-TERM DIFFICULTIES.

AS WITH EVERYTHING, AfCFTA DEPENDS ON THE WILLINGNESS IN EACH COUNTRY TO IMPLEMENT THE STRUCTURE AND THE IDEAS BEHIND AfCFTA.  THAT DENANDS A LOT FROM GOVERNMENTS AS WELL AS FROM THE POPULACE OF THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES. WE MUST PUSH NATIONALISTIC APPROACHES AND POPULIST OPINIONS TO THE BACKGROUND OF OUR BRAINS. IN THE FOREGROUND, WE MUST PUSH THE IDEAS OF INTEGRATION AND IMPROVED COOPERATION CROSS-BORDER. NO CLOSING OF BORDERS LIKE NIGERIA (BEFORE THE CORONA VIRUS LOCKDOWNS). FURTHER, NO TAKING THE LAW INTO OUR OWN HANDS BY CLOSING FOREIGNER-OWNED SHOPS AS SOME ORGANISATIONS SUGGESTED IN GHANA. AND, NO XENOPHOBIA AS IT HAPPENED IN SOUTH AFRICA.

I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, BUT I AM EXCITED. I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF A COOPERATION OF ALL AFRICAN NATIONS. AND I AM EXCITED ABOUT A FUTURE “WEST AFRICAN ELECTION”, WHICH OUR PRESIDENT JUST RECENTLY WANTED TO AVOID FOR NOW. HE SURELY HAD GOOD REASONS FOR THAT REJECTION FOR NOW. PERHAPS WE WILL ONE DAY EVEN HAVE A PAN-AFRICAN EKECTION.

I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE IDEA OF A UNITED AFRICA!

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

GHANA HAS COMMISSIONED THE AfCFTA SECRETARIAT – CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

 

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