Today, the Republic of Kenya joined the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce (CanadaAfrica.ca) as a full member of the 27-year-old organization committed to accelerating trade and investment between Canada and Africa.
“On behalf of the board, I am excited to welcome an African hub and leader to the continent,” said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, chairman, live from the organization’s offices in Ottawa.
The Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has close working relationships with Canadian and African companies and governments. Leading CEOs and heads of state are among the hundreds of speakers and tens of thousands of delegates to in-person and virtual events, along with investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers.
‘We are excited about this new partnership with the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to leveraging the expertise and knowledge of over a quarter of a century that has fueled trade and investment between Canada and Africa, ”said Stephen Lorete, Chargé d’affaires at the Kenya High Commission in Ottawa.
“Kenya is a leading and one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, with attractive trade and investment opportunities in many sectors. We invite members of the Chamber and the general Canadian business community to take advantage of these advantages.”
An extensive action program immediately accompanies the accession of the Republic of Kenya to the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce. Three (3) major events are scheduled to take place over the next two months. These are:
The second session of the Binational Commission meeting between Kenya and Canada with a strong trade and investment component will take place from April 13-15, 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya.
An upcoming announcement in mid-April of a historic MoU with the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce and the Kenyan private sector following a seminar held in Nairobi last year with Minister Mary Ng and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
A virtual trade mission from Canada to Kenya in the second half of May 2021
“Apart from the country I was born in, there is no other nation on the continent where I have spent more time than in the incredible country of Kenya,” said Garreth Bloor, President of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce.
‘Today we are honored to welcome a leading economy made up of some of the world’s leading business leaders. The opportunities are immense and efforts to make Canadian trade and investment in Kenya a reality are well underway. ‘
(With entries from APO)