Leverage AfCFTA to enhance economic integration – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

July 29, 2021 Graphic Online 0 Comments

The Former President of Liberia, Ms Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has said that the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) provides a ready vehicle for countries in the region to start the process to move towards more self-reliance to regional cooperation and integration.

She said that Africa might well be at the crossroads because the pandemic hit at a time when multilateral and global collective action was under threat due to nationalism, isolations and exclusion.
She said it had also exposed deep seated inequities, injustices with its extra effects on economies.

“There is a call to ensure that as we respond to the pandemic there is national budgetary allocation so that we don’t use official development assistance (ODA) but national efforts should be excelled.” Read More.

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