The EPA Secretariat will oversee the implementation of the Action being proposed, with the support of a Technical Assistance Team as well as Thematic Working Groups. The Secretariat will report to the EPA Advisory Council. The Secretariat will also organise the meetings of the national advisory council and of the EPA joint committee in Ghana
The Director, Foreign Trade Directorate of MoTI will be the Project Director and Head of the EPA Secretariat, to be assisted by a Deputy Project Director. The Project Director will act as supervisor of the project and will oversee and supervise activities of the EPA Secretariat, which essentially entails implementation of Ghana’s iEPA. The Secretariat will be staffed with a core group of professionals to include in addition to the Director and Deputy Director, Trade in Goods Specialist, Investment Specialist, Trade Information Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Finance/Accounts/Administrative Officer. The EPA Secretariat will essentially function as the “engine” that powers the iEPA Implementation.
The scope of the Secretariat’s mandate is proposed to include: