PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL FOREIGN 

CREDITORS OF AFRICA

POLICY CODE NO:

ECO-6/ACFTA/00246

POLICY NAME:

"AFRICAN DEBT ELIMINATION"

IN THE ROYAL COURT OF THE HOUSE OF KINGS WITHIN THE SIXTH REGION IN AND FOR
CONTINENTAL AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
TREASURY DIVISION
The ROYAL COURT OF THE HOUSE OF KINGS within the Economic Community of States, Nations, Territories, and Realms of the African Diaspora Sixth Region in accordance with Policy No. ECO-6/AcFTA/00246, Policy Name “African Debt Elimination”, with legal decree and fullness of effect on the 26th day of November in this year 2020, appertaining to nations and/or states and/or realms on the continent of Africa with the non-matronymic name(s) in the 
 
  1. Region Central Africa being Republic of Burundi, Republic of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Gabonese Republic, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
  2. Eastern Africa being Union of the Comoros, Republic of Djibouti, State of Eritrea, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Madagascar, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Seychelles, Federal Republic of Somalia, Republic of South Sudan, Republic of the Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Uganda
  3. Northern Africa being People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Arab Republic of Egypt, Libya, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Kingdom of Morocco, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Republic of Tunisia
  4. Southern Africa being Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Eswatini, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Zambia, Republic of Zimbabwe
  5. Western Africa being Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cabo Verde, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Republic of the Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Liberia, Republic of Mali, Republic of Niger, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Senegal, Republic of Sierra Leone, and Togolese Republic,
 
Herewith makes it known to all creditors and other persons having claims or demands against Our African nations and states and realms on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM, 
 
Whereas all other creditors and other persons having claims or demands against Our African nations and states and realms must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE,
 
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
 
The date of first publication of this notice is NOVEMBER 30, 2020.

Ghana and Accompong to Cooperate in Headquarters for ECO-6 and the Continental African Free Trade Area

Nana Osafo Adjei, Akwasi Awua Ababio, His Majesty Chief Semako I, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Nadia Adongo Musah 

Ghana's Minister for Business Development, Hon. Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, and the Director for Diaspora Affairs, Mr. Akwasi Awua Ababio, met with the chairman for the ECO-6 House of Chiefs, His Majesty Chief Semako I, to discuss strategic collaborations in the development of the CFTA Secretariat and the ECO-6 Headquarters.

 

Ghana was selected by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and Accompong was designated by the African Union in 2018 as headquarters for the Diaspora Sixth-Region. The Maroon state is located on the Island of Jamaica and was established in 1739 by Peace Treaty with the British; it is the oldest African territory in the Western hemisphere.  

 

The proposition for cooperation has been put forth by the Yenwa of Badagry Kingdom, His Majesty Chief Semako I.  He said "The purpose of ECO-6 is to establish a formal framework whereby investments as well as a broad sphere of other economic and social engagements between Africa and the Diaspora can be facilitated. By building the physical headquarters for the Eco-6 and CFTA Secretariats in tandem, we are able to both symbolically and as a matter-of-fact launch a new era of cooperation between Africa and the Diaspora. This is what our ancestors have been fighting to achieve for generations, and now we finally have destiny in our hands."

The AfCFTA will cover a market of 1.2 billion people, with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion, across the fifty-four (54) Member States of the African Union that have signed up to the Agreement.

 

Although the ECO-6 framework remains in its earliest phases of development, it covers the Africa Diaspora of almost 350 million people making it potentially the third largest "populace" of the world after China and India. The Diaspora currently contributes remittances in excess of $45 billion annually to the continent, however, the ECO-6 framework seeks to mobilize investments from historic Diaspora (descendants of Africans enslaved during colonialism) across the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe. The South-South trade market is valued at $4.3 trillion, while a successful cooperation between AfCFTA and ECO-6 has a project market value in excess of $8 trillion.      

   

 

       

 

 

ECO-6 Secretariat

#1 Central Bank Road, Central Bank Tower

Accompong Town

St. Elizabeth

Island of Jamaica, W.I.