The Daily Graphic considers it heartwarming, that the dream of the founding fathers of the AU has been echoed in the African Continental Free Trade Area at a Summit of Heads of States and Government in Niamey Niger. In a keynote address, President Akufo-Addo reminded stakeholders that the most critical task for Africa and by extension Ghana is to harness the benefits of AFCFTA by overcoming the challenges associated with fragmented markets. The paper is of the view that there must be a paradigm shift from protectionist to strategic realignments and partnerships to expand the frontiers of investments beyond national borders.
The Ghanaian Times commends government for setting up the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA), to ensure that State Owned Enterprises serve the purposes for which they were established. This is because State Owned Enterprises recorded a net loss of ¢1.29 billion in 2017 alone. With the launch of the State Interest and Governance Authority, the paper expects to see discipline in the sector leading to reduction in losses and compliance to regulations.