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Business executives, policy makers meet on intra Africa trade

Mr Selasi Koffi Ackom (left) speaking at the press conference. With him is Mr Regassa Kefale Ere
Mr Selasi Koffi Ackom (left) speaking at the press conference. With him is Mr Regassa Kefale Ere

The Ghana International Trade and Financial Conference (GITFIC) and the Ethiopia Embassy are collaborating to organise an Africa International conference on trade and finance at the Africa Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The event, which will come off on April 11 and 12, will be attended by business executives, policy makers and subject matter experts from all over Africa to deliberate on ways of enhancing intra Africa trade, regional integration and trade liberalisation among others.

The Chief Executive Officer of GITFIC, Mr Selasi Koffi Ackom, made this known at a press conference in Accra last Thursday.

The conference

He said the conference would create the platform for businesses across the African continent to seek funding from African financial houses, engage in investments and become informed on new business trends.


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According to him, experts from giant financial institutions including the Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development, the African Export and Import Bank and Trade and Development Bank among others will be present at the conference.

Mr Ackom said the unique feature of this years’ conference would be its ability to galvanise the business community in Africa as a major driving force to move the continent as a block in global trade.

To this end, he called on all business owners, business executives and multinational organisations to participate in the conference and network with other business leaders.

Ethiopian Ambassador

Mr Regassa Kefale Ere, the Ethiopia Ambassador to Ghana said his country was happy to collaborate with Ghana because the conference would strengthen the already existing social, political and economic relationship between the two countries over the years.

He said the event would afford participants the opportunity to share business ideas, explore investment opportunities, as well as tap into one another’s experiences.