Joyce Williams Esquire – Special Advisor and Head of Diaspora of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) lets out, Women encounter safety dilemma in doing Trade across the borders
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone – Williams Esq., let out this in a consultation with the press on day two of the Africa Globalized Investment Forum coordinated by AfCFTA Policy Network. She asserted, APN is glaring ahead in establishing partnerships that will enhance trading across the African continent simple for women.
She announced, the objective of the women in a trade conference forum is to bring women concurrently in entrepreneurship. She hinted, APN group expects to be eligible to earn women not only in Ghana but women through all the countries on the continent and work together.
“They face security threats and encounter very expensive with tariffs trading when doing business across the border”.
She added the women in trade conference is targeted at advocating to provide adequate security and to remove some of the human elements that put women at danger.
“APN being the leader and the first network on AfCTA, we would like to run this with partners, governments, private sector with the focus to bring all investors from across Africa and outside Africa to network, partner and look for sectors they can develop”.
The AfCFTA policy network was founded in 2019 as the principal and biggest global nongovernmental organization (NGO) concentrated largely as a think tank on African continental free trade area implementation.
The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement thought to be a game-changer in Africa, 7commenced Free Trading on January 1st, 2021. In a bid to expedite the enactment and culmination of the usefulness under this Agreement, intra-African trade must be increased by producing and promoting quality African products and services.
Forthwith, intra-African exports stand at about 17% of cumulative continental exports. Improving this share shall help to enhance importance, enhance employment creation, improve incomes and livelihoods, and eventually hoist millions out of deprivation.
A World Bank study asserts that, if Africans accomplish this Agreement effectively, there is an opportunity by the year 2035 to lift 100 million Africans out of poverty, with additional 30 million Africans being lifted out of extreme poverty.
The AfCFTA is thus anticipated to strengthen competitiveness at the industry and enterprise-level by exploiting chances for scale production, continental market access, and better re-allocation of resources, implementation and consequently the completion of the full benefits of the AfCFTA .
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent