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Sierra Leone Indigenous Business Association (SLIBA) Hosts German Trade Mission of Ghana
By Aruna Turay
Oct 6, 2010, 17:14

The Sierra Leone Indigenous Business Association (SLIBA) in collaboration with the German Cooperation Company (GTZ) has jetted in top business tycoons from the German Trade Mission in Ghana to discuss issues on the promotion of international business and trade in Sierra Leone.


Addressing a cross section of newsmen at the SLIBA headquarters on Circular Road in Freetown on Tuesday, 5th October 2010, a delegate from the German Industry and Commerce in Ghana, Patrick Martens revealed that the purpose of their visit to Sierra Leone is to let investors see the opportunities to benefit from in international trade. He said their visit also aims at finding ways of connecting Sierra Leone to the international business community, and above all offer services that link Sierra Leone and other business entities across the world.


According to Mr. Martens, his team of Ghanaian and German businessmen will also use this opportunity to assess the business landscape of Sierra Leone in order to discover areas of possible investment interventions that could develop business in the country. He called on interested Sierra Leonean businessmen and women to work with them through SLIBA to access quicker ways in promoting business in the country.

Making his presentation on behalf of SLIBA, Reverend B. Williams said in a bid to promote business in Sierra Leone, GTZ established the contact for business links between Sierra Leone and the German Trade Mission in Ghana with SLIBA as the implementing business agency. He said if the cooperation turns out to be successful, it would help Sierra Leone raise the much needed funds to do business. He said the more Sierra Leoneans in business the more the countrys economy would grow, adding that Sierra Leone should actively take part in business.

The Reverend ended his remarks with an assurance that that SLIBA will continue to create an open platform in the development of business in Sierra Leone.

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