Ghanaian President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday pledged to strengthen the country’s infrastructure to gain maximum benefits from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Opening the forum themed on strategies for the country’s implementation of AfCFTA agreement, the president said, “To derive maximum benefits from the AfCFTA, we have to put in place the needed physical infrastructure. Government is investing in trade-related infrastructure, to facilitate trade.”

He said the successful implementation of the AfCFTA ties is in perfectly with the vision of moving Ghana to a situation “beyond aid.”

“To realize the vision of Ghana beyond aid, our first order of business must be ensuring the maintenance of macro-economic stability to facilitate the growth of our economy,” he said.

Furthermore, the president said Ghana must become self-reliant and free itself from the mindset of dependence, and make the intelligent and disciplined use of its resources the basis for growth and prosperity.

The African Union has selected Ghana as host of the secretariat of the AfCFTA. Enditem

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