“Soon you’ll not be employed if you can’t speak French” – President Akufo-Addo

July 29, 2021 GH Base 0 Comments

According to the president, he anticipates that the French will soon become a national requirement for jobs.

He made this known during an exclusive interview with Anne Sophie Avé, the French Ambassador to Ghana, for the final episode of Season 1 of her Touch of France TV talk show.

President Akufo-Addo stated that the French language is important in AfCFTA commerce.

Following its implementation on January 1, 2021, the AfCFTA pact aims to establish the world’s largest free-trade zone, connecting 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $3.4 trillion. It is also expected to lower trade tariffs and allow Africa to become more integrated into global supply chains.

With Ghana being “an English-speaking island in a French sea,” as he put it during the meeting, the French Ambassador believes that job seekers should be prepared to meet the demand that will accompany the country’s growing export potential. Read More.

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