Politicians must keep their hands out of African trade deals, says Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa was honoured with chieftaincy by the governor of the Autonomous District of Abidjan, Robert Beugré Mambé in Côte d’Ivoire on Friday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was honoured with chieftaincy by the governor of the Autonomous District of Abidjan, Robert Beugré Mambé in Côte d’Ivoire on Friday.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has said African politicians must "keep their hands" out of intra-Africa investment deals and the private sector must get on with the job.

Speaking at a business forum of South African and Ghanaian businesses in Accra on Sunday, Ramaphosa added investment projects should be depoliticised, where governments only played a support role.

"Africa must move away from too much political involvement by politicians - where politicians put their fingers in projects … it's awarding and it's execution. And I dare say dirty fingers. We need to depoliticise investment."

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