Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital age: a strategy for Africa. This is the main theme at this year’s Economic Commission for Africa’s Conference of Ministers at Marrakech in Morocco. This provided an opportunity for the ministers of finance from Africa to review fiscal policies for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters spoke to Adam Elhiraika, Director for Macroeconomic and Governance Division at UNECA about the issues affecting the least developed countries and why there are so many of them in Africa.
In Uganda, according to president Yoweri Museveni, the country will go ahead with its plan to re-open the country despite recording more than 150 Covid-19 cases in three days. Moreover, European Union gives Uganda about $198 million to fund coronavirus response. CNBC Africa spoke to Qatahar Raymond Mujuni, a journalist for more.
This morning it was announced that taxi motos are now permitted to accept passengers again after over two months of being off the road due to the dangers around the spread of Covid-19. This is good news not only for many of the 45,000 taxi-motorists in the country that depend on the income, but also for the thousands of citizens that they transport daily. CNBC Africa spoke to analyst, Moses Gahigi for more.
The Nigeria Stock Exchange in collaboration with the Milken Institute is set to host the inaugural edition of the Webinar Series on Sustainable Capital Markets Forum geared towards promoting Green Finance in West Africa. Jude Chiemeka, Head of Trading Business Division of the Nigerian Stock Exchange joins CNBC Africa for more.
Closing Bell West Africa
As Ghana moves to adopt seamless procedures on the import and export of goods through an electronic customs management system. Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre joins CNBC Africa for more.
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