By Abdul Rahman Suagibu –
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, Freetown, Sierra Leone- The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through and through the Prosper Africa initiative, is basking with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to proliferate trade and investment atwix the United States and the nations of Africa. This two-way trade and investment, will see to it that; businesses are dressed up with the technical and financial tools they need to enter into new trading and investment relationships in Africa and the United States.
USAID will furnish technical assistance and advisory services to prospective businesses through its Trade and Investment Hubs and will connect UBA with African Diaspora business groups working across the United States. The MOU provides UBA – the only sub-Saharan African bank licensed to operate in the United States, to unfold its access and financing to American companies in the United States looking to do business with African nations
Highlighting the plethora growth opportunities, USAID and UBA are collaborating to advance Prosper Africa’s goal of substantially increasing two-way trade between Africa and the United States. By working together, they will extend financing and technical assistance to businesses that will strengthen the American economy, grow African economies, and create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.
The two institutions entered into this agreement as part of the opening ceremony of the Tunisia Prosper Africa Conference, co-organized by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the American Chamber of Commerce of Tunisia. The event facilitated U.S. and African business-to-business connections and featured remarks by key representatives from the U.S. Government and the U.S. and African private sector.
For New Africa Daily News Abdul Rahman Suagibu Reports, Africa Correspondent