African common currency 'will open up economies'

The introduction of the "ECO" as a common currency for Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Guinea and The Gambia will open up the economies of member states to increase trade and commerce, according to Lanto Harding.

It will also serve as the key to a larger regional and integrated market and investment to make member countries prosperous. The national co-ordinator of the sensitisation committee for the introduction of the ECO, Dr Lanto Harding, said this when he addressed a public forum at Aflao at