H.E. Wamkele MeneSecretary-General of the AfCFTA Secretariat
He stated that since 1st January 2021, Africa has opened its doors for the continental free trade among its countries, progressing the AfCFTA from ambition to action. He noted that this has opened up opportunities to stimulate manufacturing capabilities as well as the development of regional value chains that will enhance the prosperity and freedom of the people of Africa.
He urged private-sector operators to appropriate the provisions of the agreement for their day-to-day business routines.
He emphasized that by working together, we can say to current and future generations that the AfCFTA is not just another instrument for Africa’s development, but a solemn promise to its people