Lack of Transportation of goods by sea cited as hindrance to AFCFTA

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Lack of proper means of transporting goods to countries in the sub-region by sea is becoming a hindrance to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Industry players have expressed the need for government to provide reliable vessels that can aid in the transportation of goods to countries like Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, and many others.

Goods transported by road to mostly the landlocked countries are also faced with challenges due to the refusal of some neighbouring countries to comply with the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme, ETLS.

Chief Executive of B5 Plus, Mukesh Thakwani told GBC Business News that if these challenges are addressed, goods will be delivered on time and will boost trading and enhance the profit as well as competitiveness of Ghanaian businesses in particular.

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement took effect from January 1, 2021, with Kasapreko being the first to trade on the platform.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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