Local firms urged to tap into AfCFTA

Reaching out: Ghenna has urged businesses to take advantage of the AfCFTA PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Reaching out: Ghenna has urged businesses to take advantage of the AfCFTA PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Local businesses have been urged to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to open themselves up to the opportunities available on the continent.

Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) executive director, Kebour Ghenna told a Small Business Exporters conference this week that Africa should find another way of fostering prosperity by building economic solidarity that can become the base for progressive power needed to create a transformed African economy.

“If we don’t get busy making the AfCFTA work and opening back up to the continent, we’ll be left on the outside looking in,” he said. “An AfCFTA that does not embrace solidarity is doomed to fail and fail swiftly. “An AfCFTA that expands inequality and only empowers the rich economies of the world should not be acceptable.”

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