Ouverture du Centre Frontalier dInformation aux Commerçants à la frontière entre la Côte dIvoire et le Ghana: lallocution de SEM Phillip Carter III, ambassadeur des USA (Ambassade)
Good afternoon. I am delighted to participate in this important event.
The delays and costs of doing business in West Africa are a serious impediment to the regions economic growth and development. Delays at borders and the costs incurred prevent businesses from expanding. As a result, businesses are unable to create jobs that reduce poverty.
The volume of traffic at this border reflects what is being lost. Although more than 2,300 vehicles cross this border daily, according to a 20 [...]