I believe in this new year as a nation we need to look at all the eight countries surrounding us as our potential customers and major trade partners. Even though we are landlocked we have so much potential and a large quantity of natural resources which we could supply to these nations in exchange for goods and services which we do not have. What I believe is good for us is Intra-African trade, It will greatly cut on costs of importation and possibly reduce trade deficits which are hindering the continent from emerging as an economic power house. Just imagine in one article written by the United nations Africa renewal online it is believed that Africa "produces what it doesn't consume and consumes what it doesn't produce". Before we trade with countries outside Africa we should capitalize on the market right at our doorsteps. The peace we have here is so amazing that investors would feel so safe and at home. We already have great financial institutions which are of high standards and are highly efficient in operation. Let us make our borders more accommodating and less stressful when it comes to trade among fellow Africans so that our economies may rise together with flexible policies. The solutions for economic progress of this continent are right before us. Lets embrace one another and raise the standards of living. We should be the wealthiest continent by now.
INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE WILL UNITE OUR ECONOMIES FOR THE BETTER. EQUAL ECONOMIC GROWTH IS INEVITABLE.
http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/august-2014 and http://thisisafrica.me/wp-content/extras/img/Africa for the amazing image and insight.