The newly elected Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, H.E. Wamkele Mene, a South African, was sworn into office on Thursday (March 19) as the first-ever Secretary-General (SG).
The Secretary-General will provide leadership and technical support to the AfCFTA Secretariat and overall management of the day-to-day functioning of the Secretariat to ensure it achieves its desired mandate.
In particular, he will be responsible for the management of the AfCFTA Secretariat, implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement and strategic collaboration; stakeholders’ engagement; and resource mobilization for the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement.
The ceremony took place at the African Union Commission headquarters in the presence of H.E. Dr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the Commission and H.E Edward Xolisa Makaya, the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the African Union and Chairperson of the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC).