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ATIGS Lauds African Leaders Over Free Trade Initiative

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The African Trade and Investment Global Summit under the Global Attain Advancement has lauded African leaders for the initiative in their attempt to making trade in Africa painstakingly easy and convenient for investors looking at trading with Africa.

In a workshop organized by the local organizing committee of ATIGS to discuss plans of tapping into the various opportunities expected out of the free trade initiative, the Local representative of ATIGS Ghana, Mr. Wisdom King Adukpo was full of praise for African leaders for burying their respective differences and agreeing to this trade agreement.

He revealed that ATIGS group as a global organization is ready to work with various leaders in Africa to see how the free trade Agreement can be implemented successfully to serve its intended purpose and to bring verifiable benefit to the African people.  “The African free trade area is presently the biggest free trade area with over one billion people. We need to work hard and invest in the processing sector in the country so that this agreement will not be a mirage, Africans must unite to add value to their products to make it very attractive in other markets.”

Forty-Four African heads of state and government officials on March 21 2018, signed the framework to establish the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). It is believed that the AfCFTA if fully implemented, could increase intra-African trade significantly and promote structural transformation by providing a lever to industrial development in African economies.

According to The Washington Post, by 2030, Africa may emerge as a $2.5 trillion potential market for household consumption and $4.2 trillion for business-to-business consumption. The treaty would result in a unified market of over 1. 2 billion people, with a combined gross product of over US$3 trillion the African Union have stated.

ATIGS Group, Inc (Africa Trade & Investment Global Services) is a trade promotion, project facilitation and development company that provides business development services to companies looking to expand or establish their business operations in Africa.

The Group also facilitates the pipeline between investors, and top scalable, profitable opportunities across Africa, and connect African businesses to world-class investors, buyers, and strategic partners.

ATIGS Group consists of a portfolio of initiatives including Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS Worldwide), ATIGS Investors Summit Series, ATIGS Awards Ceremony, Africa FDI Shark Tank, Bankable Projects Showcase, ATIGS CEO Network, Cities Network on Trade and Investment, ATIGS Business Matchmaking, Africa Worldwide Alliance Partnerships (AfriWAPA), Africa FDI Academy, and ATIGS Deal Marketplace.

ATIGS has chapters and/or country representatives in more than 40 countries including, Ghana, Canada, Angola, Kenya, China, Singapore, Nigeria, Gambia, Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Portugal, Morocco, UAE, and Japan, among others.

Ghana is expected to host its first ATIGS advantage seminar ahead of plans to mobilize Ghanaian businesses and entrepreneurs for the ATIGS Dubai 2020 event and also drive foreign direct investment into the country. The ATIGS Ghana event is expected to receive high profiled personalities including the Chairman of ATIGS Mr. Bako Ambianda

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