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22 Nov
By: root 0

THE INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE FAIR AND CONFERENCE

Last week, Africa was talking business and KEPSA was part of it, represented by Mr. Victor Ogalo – Deputy CEO in charge of Competitiveness and Operations during the week-long Intra-African Trade Fair and Conference happening in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa. Mr. Ogalo was a guest of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the event organisers and a strategic partner of KEPSA. The event focused on boosting trade and investment within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

On Saturday, Mr. Ogalo held a meeting with the top leadership of Afreximbank to discuss a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that KEPSA will be signing with Afreximbank, seeking to sensitize Kenyan businesses on the opportunities in AfCFTA, challenges businesses face to trade and invest in Africa and the available support solutions that Afreximbank has tailor-made for literally businesses across all sectors to benefit from AfCFTA and globally.

During the meeting, both parties agreed to commence the MoU by facilitating sector to sector consultations, sensitization and awareness creation and holding a standalone breakfast meeting with KEPSA Platinum members on value chain strengthening and SME linkages, beginning January 2022.

Present at the meeting was Mr. Noel Adja – Assistant Manager, Participants & Memberships Management, Pan-African Payment & Settlement System (PAPSS) at Afreximbank; Mr. Mike Ogbalu-III – CEO of PAPSS at Afreximbank; Ms. Maureen Mba – Head of MANSA, a repository platform which provides a single source of truth as due diligence about the conduct of African entities, Financial Institutions, Corporates and SMEs; Mr. Rene Awambeng – Head of Global Client Relations at Afreximbank; and Ms. Lizanne Case – Snr. Manager of Trade Intelligence Solutions at Office of the President of Afreximbank.

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