The eight countries have kick-started commercial trade to test their operational, legal, and institutional preparedness under the agreement, and to motivate other African countries that are yet to commit.
Before the official launch of the initiative in Accra last week, $77,000 worth of Exide batteries had arrived at the Tema Port in Ghana from Kenya.
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