Government through the Communications Ministries and Trade Ministries has launched the AfCFTA Hub in Accra.

Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who led the launch on August 29, said the Hub, “is to ensure that, in our quest to export our ICT goods and services across Africa and beyond, Ghanaian businesses have a trusted profile outside of Ghana, as well as to strengthen the industry and regulators to combat fraudsters who will also want to use AfCFTA to regionalise their nefarious activities.”

She announced that government has introduced “AfCFTA Number and AfCFTA Common Transaction ID frameworks in Ghana” in furtherance of the operation of the AfCTA Hub.

Government launches AfCFTA Hub to facilitate digital trading and electronic commerce

In this regard, Mrs EOwusu- Ekuful said, “Beginning immediately, all individuals and businesses engaged in the courier, postal, delivery, logistics, ride-sharing, e-commerce, digital trading, or any other business of that nature must obtain a free AfCFTA Number at www.afcfta.app, the AfCFTA Hub Gateway.

We expect online service providers such as Uber, Glovo, Bolt, Jumia, Tonaton, Yango, Amazon, and others to ensure that all businesses registered on their platforms secure their AfCFTA Number and begin integrating their transaction processing systems with the AfCFTA Hub as soon as possible.”

The Communication and Digitalisation Minister stressed that “If done correctly, all customers of such businesses and services will be able to verify and validate their regulatory and compliance status, increasing trust in the marketplace, increasing uptake of digital services, suppressing fraud, and increasing the efficiency of doing business in Ghana and elsewhere.”

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