UNECA calls for increased private sector involvement in driving AfCFTA

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has called for increase in the role of  private sector for better outcomes in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

Mrs Ngone Diop, Director, UNECA Sub-Regional Office, West Africa said this at a virtual regional forum on Wednesday.

The two-day forum is a West Africa Regional Forum of Intergovernmental and private sector organisations on the Implementation of the AfCFTA.

Diop said increasing the role of the private sector would impact on the initiatives of the AfCFTA.

The director noted that the sector’s role would harness demographic dividend, grow the middle class and increase the use of technology.

She further said it would promote rapid urbanisation and increase opportunities for regional and global value chains for African businesses as strategic drivers of economic growth in Africa…..TO CONTINUE READING CLCICK ON https://thefreezonechannel.com/uneca-calls-for-increased-private-sector-involvement-in-driving-afcfta/

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