In her opening address, the AU's social affairs commissioner, Mrs Bience Gawanas, underlined the importance of the congress by recalling that since PACCI
, there had been two conferences of ministers of culture, in 2006 and 2008, and also the adoption of the Charter for the Cultural Renaissance of Africa in 2006 and the Plan of Action for the Cultural and Creative Industries in 2008.
delegation also visited NLC Terminal at Wagha Border and inspected clearing of goods there.
will also be working for improved inter-connectivity among the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and regulatory bodies like the Land Transportation Office to minimize smuggling.
Among those addressing the conference includes Kebour Ghenna, the Executive Director of PACCI
, Elijah Chingosho, Secretary General of the African Airlines Association, and Sally Osure, Area Manager for East African IATA.