Jonathan tasks African leaders on trade

Jonathan-G-E30 July 2013, Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has called on African leaders to take concrete steps towards fulfilling their declared commitment to improve trade and economic relations among the countries in the continent.

He made the call while receiving the outgoing Namibian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs. Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The President said there is an urgent need for African leaders to move beyond declarations of support for greater intra-African trade and act in unison to overcome obstacles, which currently hinder economic relations among the nations and people of the continent.

A statement from the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati on the Ghana’s outgoing High Commissioner to Nigeria, Alhaji Baba Kamara’s visit to the State House, said that the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre revealed that out of the over 200 projects registered by it last year, Nigeria had 42 projects with a value of almost $200 million in Ghana.

It said that only China accounted for more registered projects in Ghana during the period with 56 projects.

On the Namibian High Commissioner’s visit, Jonathan said that with the right political will and commitment, African leaders could speedily overcome all obstacles to intra-African trade such as poor transportation links and achieve a significant boost in continental economic interaction for the benefit of their countries and peoples.

– The Nation

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