President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo will on Monday, August 17, 2020 hand over the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Building to the African Union Commission (AUC) in Accra.
Ghana was selected to host the Secretariat of AfCFTA by Member States of the African Union at the 12th African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, Niger in July 2019.
Ghana is required to provide a fully furnished office complex as the Headquarters for the AfCFTA Secretariat and an official residence for the Secretary-General as part of the obligations and commitments under the Host Country Agreement, .
The Secretariat will see to the free trade agreement creating a Single Market for 55 countries with a combined population of 1.2 billion and a total Gross Domestic Product of about US $2.5 trillion.
54 countries have signed the Agreement with 28 countries ratifying same.
Ghana will be seen as an attractive regional and investment hub in Africa, boost economic activities, and provide job opportunities for Ghanaians after the hosting of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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