By Eric Tataw – Dallas Texas, Friday November 8, 2019.
The former African Union Ambassador to the United States is currently speaking at an event organized by the African Diaspora in the United States.
Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao is speaking at the United States state of Texas precisely in the city of Dallas, Friday November 8, 2019.
The event that’s ongoing at the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West 1590 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234, Dallas – Fort Worth; kicked off from 2PM Dallas time.
Ambassador Arikana will at 10.00AM also open the event on Saturday November 9, 2019, and close the event at 4:15PM, with a discourse on specific ways on how participants can move forward as One Voice for Africa, National Telegraph has confirmed.
Dr Arikana spoke on African Diaspora’s involvement in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area, financial liberation for all people of African descent and for education liberation by stopping the use of foreign textbooks in African schools.
According to information, the main purpose of the event is to mobilize the African Diaspora to strategize in the African Diaspora’s role in building a sustainable and comfortable Africa, dubbed; “The Africa We want”
The conference also provides participants with credible avenues to know, discover and understand opportunities in the African Continent through the recently launched African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The event again provides opportunities for business exposures exhibitions and networking. Prof Benedict Oramah of the African Export-Import Bank and Dr Edem Adzogenu, Dr. John Kilama are also among the keynote speakers at the event.
The chairman of the organizing committee of the African Diaspora Conference, Benson Kasue said the event is in its inaugural, adding that the event was organized by a team of dedicated volunteers from Texas and other precincts.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area, outlined in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations. The free-trade area is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organization.
The agreement was brokered by the African Union (AU) and signed on by 44 of its 55 member states in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018. Members are required to remove tariffs from 90% of goods, allowing free access to commodities, goods, and services across the continent.
The agreement it’s estimated will boost intra-African trade by 52 percent by 2022, says the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.