The Windfall of Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): The Administration of Tanzania has Designate Strategies in Accelerating Stronger Business Bonds within
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA DAILY NEWS (NADN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- Dr. Ashatu Kijaji – Tanzania’s Minister of Investment and Trade, revealed to The Citizen a Tanzanian news agency that: “We have yet to identify the products. We have only recently begun discussions with members of the business community in order for them to tell us which products they want to trade under the AfCFTA arrangement,” the minister noted.
She asserted her notion that beginning July 2023, Tanzania will authorize the traffic of ten items. The first betrothal meeting between the public and private sectors took place last week, and the Minister pledged that successive follow-up meetings between both sectors would occur.
Dr. Kijaji proceeded by mumbling that attendees of the meetings will use them as a symposium to communicate the difficulties they are encountering and develop an agenda of action.
“We (the government) want to communicate in the same language as investors. They will tell us what hurts them in trade and investment, and we will act accordingly,” she let out.
She similarly expanded, “we must trade under the AfCFTA. We will not accept Tanzania as the only marketplace for products from other countries.”
Seven nations, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Rwanda, Egypt, Mauritius, and Tunisia, Tanzania was assigned as one of the nations to steer “the AfCFTA Initiative on Guided Trade Trial.” This initiative was initiated in 2022, and about 100 merchants from Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Egypt, Mauritius, and Rwanda are presently marketing under the AfCFTA program whose trading commenced officially on January 1st 2022.
The President of Tanzania Samia Hassan Suluhu, whose political party, The Chama Cha Mapinduzi, celebrated its 46th birthday today, has long dreamed of bringing all of Africa together through economic efforts. She has been committed to fostering cooperation on the home continent and keeps working to achieve this goal.
For New Africa Daily News Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent