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PR Pros Preparing Ahead of AfCFTA at Tanzania Confab

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) between member states aims at creating a single continental market for goods and services as well as customs union with the free movement of capital and persons.  Key Theme for Tanzania 2020: ‘One Africa! March To Economic Integration & The Role of Public Relations’ Signed in Kigali, Rwanda March 2018 and entered into force on the 30th of May, 2019, AfCFTA becomes the largest free trade agreement in terms of participating countries since the establishment of World Trade Organisation (WTO). 54 out of the 55 African States have signed this agreement to promote economic diversification, structural transformation, technology development and job creation.  If successfully implemented, the AfCFTA has the potential to redress some of the key challenges the continent is facing.  With a projection of generating a combined consumer and business spending of 6.7 trillion dollars by 2030, public relations must secure


Akwa Ibom State has gone beyond debates on the functionality, or not, of the Poultry hatchery at Mbiaya Uruan. An assessment tour with the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, earlier Friday, confirmed that the State’s signature poultry project does a lot much more than sell day-old chicks. WHY THE HATCHERY The Udom Emmanuel led administration inherited a project site that was designated for a poultry hatchery facility. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Technical Matters and Due Process, Mr. Ufot Ebong, who was also on the tour; “On the swearing-in of His Excellency, May 2015, he had promised industrialization. Afterwards, he actually informed his aides that you cannot hang industrialization on nothing. You must provide the raw materials. That’s where he came up with that statement “all you need is all you have”. By March 2016, we were able to get an investor from Ethiopia, Prime Poultry. They came in and we were given marching orders t


Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has struck again; this time President Muhammad u Buhari is his target. One may be tempted to ask: “Is he already regretting the support he has given to the president since before the presidential elections? Or is he already feeling the bite of being out of the present scheme of things?” Speaking at the Conference of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, ISGPP, Ibadan, the former military leader took a swipe at the Buhari-led administration for its lack of ability to guarantee the change Nigerians need. He subtly cast a vote of no confidence on the Buhari administration with less than approving remarks; “The problem today is that it is doubtful if the current administrative system is imbued with right mix of skills and values to successfully implement a well-articulated programme of change.” This would be a sharp twist in opinion that is easily typical of Obasanjo. In not too distant past, especially before the president