Time for Africa to commit to AfCFTA for economic turn – Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured that the government will ceaselessly empower the Ghana Investment Promotion Council to take the front role in bringing together non-governmental agencies that will continue to commit their resources to the revival of the business enterprise of the country.

He commended all state institutions that contributed to making the ‘Spark Up 2021’ conference successful, sounding a wakeup call for the black to discover its true identity by committing resources to promote the change of the Ghanaian business enterprise and to ensure that it is involved in the growth of native and Africa in general.

In a closing remark at the ‘Spark up 2021’ conference at the Kempinski Hotel, the President said his outfit will put the organizers of the program in an advantageous way to continue to live up to their mandate.

“We will strengthen GIPC to continue to play a lead role in assisting the government to mobilize private sector complementary investments for the resurgence of the Ghanaian economy,” he said.

The President mentioned and thanked state institutions that contributed the functions of their offices to the success of the program recognizing the work that went into the organization.


“Let me commend the collaborating organizations for their roles in this project. The Ministry of Information for showcasing these all important national conversations, the Ministry of Trade and Industry for articulating the relevant policy direction for attracting the most appropriate investment that Ghana requires at this point in time. And the Ministry for Finance for helping to engender the enabling environment that has made Ghana an attractive investment destination,” he stated.

President Akufo-Addo indicated that the stage is now set for the continental trade liberalization policy for which Ghana can glow her image through the investment machinery to bring renewed hope to the state enterprise of which the African can have his share in his advancement and the regional body at large.

“As host country of the secretariat, the African Continental Free Trade Area, Now is the time for the Black Star to spark up and bring you the needed investment to accelerate the transformation of the Ghanaian economy and by extension, the African man through the active participation of the private sector and the economic development of our country and continent,” he added.

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