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Mr. Wilson Atakrofa, President of the West Chamber of Commerce and Industry [WACCI], has appealed to ECOWAS leaders to expedite action on the implementation of protocols on sub-regional integration.

He said the protocol on the Free Movement of People in particular
was so paramount for the ECOWAS economic integration concept that its
implementation needed not be delayed any further.

He said it was high time the integration goals were made practical to the benefit of the average ECOWAS citizen by removing all
the barriers inhibiting the attainment of the goals. Mr. Atakrofa was addressing a ceremony to mark the 36th anniversary of ECOWAS at the weekend at Aflao.

He said benefits of the integration in terms of industry and
commerce could not be realized so far due to the inability to
implement the Protocol on the free movement of people, goods and

“ECOWAS must take cue from the European Union which continues to
grow in leaps and bounds by successfully implementing its regional
Block ideas,” he said.

Mr. Atakrofa said an increased movement of people across frontiers
would impact positively on revenue mobilization and economic
advancement in the sub-region as it goes with an expanded economic
activity which will in turn lead to a growth in industry.
Source: GNA

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