The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union that the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be operational by March 31 this year.
Speaking at the closed session of the 33rd AU Summit in Addis Ababa, President Akufo-Addo indicated that the reconfiguration of the Office Premises is based on the specific requirements agreed with the AU Commission.
These include the installation of critical Data and IT Infrastructure facilities, Security Systems, Office Furnishing, and Corporate branding of the AfCFTA Office Complex.
In addition to the finalisation of arrangements of health and educational facilities for AfCFTA management and staff, the President stated that a dedicated booth has been secured at the Kotoka International Airport, to facilitate entry and exit requirements of AfCFTA officials and representatives of Member States, who will be conducting official business with the AfCFTA Secretariat.
Earlier, President Akufo-Addo held a meeting with Member States of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South.