By Christopher Chisi
Government has been urged to build a productive alliance and necessary capabilities for industries to take advantage of emerging opportunities while minimizing negative impact such as job losses following the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Agreement.
President Edgar Lungu, upon signing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Agreement recently pointed out that Zambia will now work on necessary processes required to ratify the agreement.
And the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) observes with concern that the implementation of the African continental free trade area will create opportunities and challenges.
In an interview with 5fm News Centre Coordinator Chenai Mukumba however, indicates that participating countries need to minimize the cost of the trade openness and instead take advantage of the emerging opportunities.