March 31, 2021
CEO of GEPA addresses Graphic Business Stanbic Breakfast Forum
The Chief Executive of GEPA, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare has urged policy makers, private sector and business leaders to remain committed in bringing to life the industrialization agenda set out to be achieved by AfCFTA.
Speaking as a Special Guest at the Graphic Business Stanbic Breakfast Forum under the theme: “Leveraging AfCFTA. The critical success factors”, Dr. Asare intimated that there’s so much work to be done to improve on intra-African trade which stands at a meagre 18% of total exports.
Present at this event were Mr. Patrick Nimo, Chief Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry representing Hon. Alan Kyerematen, Mr. Ato Afful, Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Ltd. Mr. Kwamina Asomaning Chief Executive of Stanbic, Dr. Yaw Adu Gyamfi, President of the AGI and Mrs Emily Mburu-Ndoria, Director of Trade in services, Investment, Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Trade, AFCFTA.
Referencing the National Export Development Strategy document which was put together by 100+ stakeholders from private and public sector, academia and civil society organisations, Dr. Asare mentioned that the comprehensive document contained interventions to effectively position Ghanaian export goods and services, in the African Continental Free Trade Area. She urged panelists at the business forum, not to allow the discussions to “gather dust on research shelves”.
The Graphic Business Stanbic Breakfast Meeting is a thought-leadership forum organized quarterly to discuss thought-provoking issues on Ghana’s business landscape.