AfCFTA: Africa needs to focus on logistics, movement of people & services – Okonjo-Iweala

May 27, 2021 Nairametrics 0 Comments

WTO Boss, Dr Okonjo Iweala stated that for Africa to make the African Continental Free Trade Area work, the focus needs to be on logistics and simplifying movements of goods and services across the continent.

She disclosed this at the UBA Africa Day event on Tuesday themed: “Africa to the world.”

What Okonjo-Iweala said about AfCFTA implementation

“To make it work, we need to do a few more things, including logistic issues that prevent us from benefitting,” she said.

“Some parts of the continent are doing better than us on implementing than others, we still have lorries lined up by border and we are looking for digital passports and things, so that they can move easily.

“East Africa is doing better with cross border movement, we need to make it easier to move goods from one part of the country to the other.” Read More.

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