Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen has called on governments of African countries to put in place the needed institutional and logistical support frameworks to ensure that they collectively reap the full benefits from the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
"This is the moment the founding mothers and fathers of the Organization of African Unity have longed for. We have finally honored and made reality the vision of those who liberated our continent". We are connecting East Africa to West Africa, North Africa to Southern Africa. Trade will be the driver of inclusivity, creating opportunities for young Africans. So we have taken the first journey today, and I hope in 15 years, we will have succeeded in lifting millions and millions of Africans out of poverty", said Mene.