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UDS Chapter of GITFiC AfCFTA Club Inaugurated in Tamale, Aimed at Economic Empowerment

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In a significant development for economic education and empowerment, the University of Development Studies (UDS) chapter of the GITFiC AfCFTA Tertiary Student Club has been inaugurated.

The primary objective of the club is to expose UDS students to the AfCFTA initiative and educate them on the benefits and opportunities associated with the agreement. With the esteemed patronage of Mr. Kingsford Gyasi Amakye as Chief Patron and Mr. Shierghard Agalga, the club’s inauguration ceremony resonated with the theme “Impacting Knowledge, Changing Mindsets, and Creating Generational Entrepreneurs for Africa’s Common Market.”

Mr. Selasi Koffi Ackom, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference, emphasized the pivotal role of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in shaping the future of the continent. He highlighted its aim to foster economic integration and promote intra-African trade.

“The GITFiC AfCFTA Tertiary Students Club aims to foster a deeper understanding of the AfCFTA among students. We believe that knowledge is power, and by equipping our members with insights into the intricacies of this historic agreement, we empower them to become informed advocates and ambassadors for economic integration and trade facilitation,” stated Mr. Ackom.

He further emphasized the club’s mission to cultivate a culture of collaboration and networking among students from diverse academic backgrounds. “The AfCFTA presents boundless opportunities for collaboration across borders, industries, and disciplines. Through our club, students will have the chance to connect, exchange ideas, and forge meaningful partnerships that transcend geographical boundaries,” he added.

Mr. Marlick Adjei, Director of Corporate Affairs of BOST, highlighted the monumental significance of AfCFTA as a landmark agreement poised to foster economic integration, bolster intra-trade, and unlock Africa’s vast potential. “The establishment of the GITFiC AfCFTA Tertiary Student Club reaffirms our steadfast commitment to actively involve and empower the next generation of leaders and intellectuals,” he emphasized.

In an inspiring address, he underscored the transformative nature of this endeavor, stating, “As we embark on this transformative journey, we are dedicated to reshaping the narrative, empowering students to become architects of change, and champions of economic progress within Africa’’.

Representing Yaa Naa, Prof. Yakubu S. Nantogmah, the chief of Bogu in the Savulugu-Naton district of the Northern region, admonished students to take advantage of the club to build upon the theoretical aspect of what they learn. He said, The club provides a unique opportunity for students to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios and gain practical insights into the complexities of international trade and economic development.

BY : OKAI JESSICA

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