On Tuesday, December 10th 2019, the GGEA partnered with the Alliance for Integrity for their Business Integrity Forum. The forum discussed pertinent issues in the fight against corruption within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
In a panel discussion, the President of the GGEA, Stephen Antwi, joined N. Adjoba Kyimah, Executive Director of the UKGCC, Simon Madjie, Executive Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana, Solomon Tetteh-Akpeng, Governing Board Member at the Global Compact Network Ghana, Beauty Narteh, Executive Director at the Ghana Anti Corruption Coalition and Ms. Kerusauskaite, Project Director at Palladium/MoDac to situate the AfCFTA with the broader framework of Ghana’s anti-corruption practices.
In his opening presentation, Nana Osei Bonsu the CEO of the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF), entreated Government to embark on a process to disseminate more information about AfCFTA to the Ghanaian business community who have to prepare themselves for an onslaught of competition from other African countries.
During the panel discussion, the GGEA President, entreated Ghana as headquarters of the AfCFTA, to emulate the steps that Brussels, the headquarters of the EU, has taken to attract multinational companies to Brussels. These steps should be grounded and anchored on a regime of anti-corruption agenda.