#CitiBusinessFestival: Virtual forum on AfCFTA comes off today

The fourth edition of the 2021 Citi Business Festival’s virtual fora comes off today, June 22, 2021.

The panellists will delve deeper into the conversation on Trade, Export and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

The forum, scheduled to be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, will be hosted by Citi News’ Vivian Kai Lokko.

Panellists for the forum are Michael Kottoh – Managing Partner of Konfidantes, Kobla Nyaletey – Director of Markets Absa Bank Ghana and Nigeria, and Fatima Ali Mohammed- Chairperson, Agribusiness sector of AGI and CEO of Africa Band Warrior while Mark Badu Aboagye – Chief Executive of GNCCI  and Sam Dentu – Deputy CEO of GEPAPPP will be available via the zoom platform to answer all questions bordering on Ghana’s agricultural space.

AfCFTA presents a massive opportunity for Ghanaian businesses to take advantage of the huge African market.

However, taking advantage of the opportunity is not straightforward.

Ghanaian businesses need to become more competitive in different ways, so they don’t only take advantage of the new opportunities the pact presents, but also consolidate their place in the domestic Ghanaian market.

The virtual business fora will be live on Citi TV throughout the month of June.

The on-air series on the Citi Breakfast Show also airs from Monday to Thursday at 9:20 am. The sessions on radio have been themed to correspond with the virtual fora.

This year’s edition is hinged on five thematic areas, namely:

Week 1: Digital Economy – Building a cashless society and the opportunities for business and job creation.

Week 2: Doing business in Ghana.

Week 3: AgriBusiness – Feeding Ghana with a sound import substitution strategy.

Week 4: Trade – AfCFTA: Opportunities for investment & Job creation in Ghana.

Week 5: Oil and Gas – The opportunities for indigenous businesses.

The Citi Business Festival is sponsored by Absa Bank, Ghana, with support from IT Consortium and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).

It is also powered by Citi FMCiti TV, and Ghana’s most comprehensive business news website,

The Citi Business Festival is an extensive program of business events and on-air activities providing inspiration, business ideas, and information to persons who are starting, building, or growing their businesses.


Source: Ghana Business

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