The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo, has attributed the non-functionality of the Free Trade Zone to the political design architecture of Government.
Lebo stated this when he formally declared open a 3 day training workshop for stakeholders doing business within free trade zones in Africa.
The workshop which has as its theme “Effective Cooperate Governance in Free Trade Zones”, was organized by the Association of Free Trade Zones in Africa holding at the Tinapa Lakeside Hotel, Calabar.
The Speaker therefore, advised stakeholders in the sector to be business conscious when dealing with Government and stressed the need for the sector to regularly interface with government in order to move forward.
Speaking on the theme “Cooperate Governance in Free Zones, the Executive Secretary, Association of Free zones in Africa, Chris… said that Africa’s Free Zones deal with the me chairman, processes and relations by which companies are managed, and the setting up of values of companies.
The workshop ended on the 23rd of November, 2016.