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AfCFTA Implementation: Ceremony of Lighting the Africa Trade Torch

AfCFTA Implementation: Ceremony of Lighting the Africa Trade Torch

19 Jan 2023

A Lighting the Africa Trade Torch event was organised by the Africa Business Council (AfBC), in collaboration with regional private sector organisations including the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The commemoration was held in Zambia, on Wednesday 18 January 2023.

This initiative aims at promoting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) among the African people and the African Private Sector.

The official opening ceremony was carried out by the President of the AfBC, Dr Amany Asfour. She was accompanied by the vice-President (AfBC), Mr. Marday Venkatasamy, who is also the President of the COMESA Business Council (CBC).

Through this commemoration, the relevance and core existence of the AfBC in promoting private sector cooperation and engagement at the African continental level were highlighted. Emphasis was also laid on ensuring regular inclusive dialogue with the African Union.

The function was attended by representatives of private sector organisations from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Caption: The Africa Trade Torch Lighting ceremony took place in the presence of board members of the CBC