RBGH-B&FT Digital Conference: Panelist urges businesses to access AfCFTA through technology


The Managing Director of Republic Bank Ghana, Farid Antar has underscored the need for Ghanaian businesses to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through the adoption of technology to expand their operations.

According to him, local businesses must begin to look beyond the country and network with other countries across the continent reach a larger market.

“The AfCFTA provides a great opportunity for businesses in Ghana to do more by using technology to expand their businesses”, he said at the maiden edition of the Republic Bank Ghana (RBGH) – Business and Financial Times (B&FT) Digital Conference.

The conference which is ongoing offers insight into how stakeholders, particularly business owners and their financiers, can harness the recent gains from increased digitisation and digitilisation

Under the theme, ‘Digitisation, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Things: The Impact and Immense Opportunities for Ghanaian Businesses’, the maiden edition of the one-day conference, is jointly organised by Republic Bank and B&FT.

The gender-balanced panel discussing the topic is made up of the Chief Executive at IntelPro, Leonida Mutuku; Futurist and CEO of Reset Global People, Kwame A.A. Opoku; and Head of Technology and Business Systems at Republic Bank, Samuel Darkuah. Others are the CEO of Ghana Code Club, Ernestina Appiah, and Chief Executive at Hacklab Foundation, Foster Awintiti Akugri. An address shall be delivered by Farid Antar, Managing Director of Republic Bank.

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