South African Wamkele Mene sworn in as first Secretary-General of AfCFTA Secretariat

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Wamkele Mene, a South African has been sworn-in as the first Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat.

Mr. Mene who was elected in February this year, was sworn-in today, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Headquarters of the African Union (AU) Commission in Addis Ababa. can report that Mr. Mene is a former Head of Mission to the World Trade Organisation for South Africa.

He will be based in Ghana, where the AfCFTA Secretariat will be hosted.

The AfCFTA agreement initially requires members to remove tariffs from 90% of goods, allowing free access to commodities, goods, and services across the continent.


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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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