President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Monday, 17th August 2020 commission and hand over the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat building to the African Union Commission (AUC) in Accra.

This move is a fulfillment of Ghana’s obligation to provide an office as the Headquarters for the AfCFTA Secretariat and an official residence for the Secretary-General.

The AfCFTA Secretariat is expected to administer the free trade agreement creating a Single Market for 55 countries with a combined population of 1.2 billion and a total Gross Domestic Product of about US $2.5 trillion.

The hosting of AfCFTA Secretariat in Ghana will promote Ghana as an attractive regional and investment hub in Africa, boost economic activities, and provide job opportunities for Ghanaians.

The handing over ceremony will be attended by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the newly elected Secretary-General of AfCFTA, the Speaker of Parliament, Chairman of the Council of State, Senior Government Officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a limited number of other guests from the Private Sector and other Public Sector Organisations have been invited.

The ceremony will be broadcast live through local and international television networks and social media platforms to a global audience.