The Ghanaian Government has launched the African Continental Free Trade Area hub (AfCFTA) to promote, enhance and advance digital trading.
It would also accelerate electronic commerce, marketplace, and general services in the country.
The Minister for Communications and Digitalization, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, disclosed this while speaking at the initiative’s launch in Accra, the nation’s capital.
Also, the minister said the program would allow Ghanaian enterprises to establish a trusted profile outside of Ghana while speaking at the initiative’s launch in Accra.
“It will strengthen the hands of industry and regulators to fight fraudsters who will also like to use AfCFTA to regionalize their nefarious activities.
“AfCFTA Hub should make it easier for Technology Startups, Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs), and other producers of ICT goods and services to find markets across Africa.
“Our business process outsourcing landscape can be revitalized by AfCFTA as Ghana becomes a hub for call centre, data processing, data science and various digital services for businesses all over the continent and beyond”.
At the event, the minister added development was anticipated to become a true one-stop-shop akin to Amazon, eBay, or Alibaba and that the Hub would increase trust in both the organizations and people who utilize its services locally and worldwide.
She urged companies and other industry participants to implement the AfCFTA Number and Common Transaction ID frameworks more quickly in Ghana.