For the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to succeed, the continent needs to promote joint-border management protocols among its countries, a senior Ghanaian immigration officer has told Xinhua.
Laud Ofori-Afrifa, Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of operations at Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), said in an interview during Ghana’s three-day national consultative forum on the implementation of the AfCFTA that the measure was needed to balance trade facilitation with frontier security management.
“We need an integrated border management system, where all border agencies come together with measures to ensure that there is the free flow of people and goods without inhibition,” he said.
Ghana’s country consultative forum was meant to dialogue and formulate strategies that would enable the country to derive maximum benefits from both the implementation of the AfCFTA and the hosting of the secretariat. Enditem