On 10th January 2020, KNCCI President hosted Sierra Leone Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Peter Joseph Francis and discussed on a number of issues of mutual concern, such as intra- Africa trade and developmental issues between Kenya and Sierra Leone.
During their discussion, H. E Ambassador Joseph stated the need to have a more interactive trade between the Countries through Identification of importers/exporters from Kenya as a gateway to open and improving businesses in Sierra Leone.
Chamber President on his side noted that Sierra Leone provides a huge market opportunity for Kenya processed consumer goods, pharmaceutical products and therefore Kenya should take advantage of these opportunities to help improve the volume of trade which is currently on the low.
KNCCI President assured the Ambassador of the private sector commitment to promote the exchange of cooperation in education, investment and enhancement of public private partnerships.
The discussions also saw the need of the two Countries establishing a Joint Business Council that will make them work together to promote the Africa Continental Free Trade agenda.
Due to infancy of Sierra Leone’s economy, Kenya can provide the much needed human resource in areas of IT, Medicine, engineering, manufacturing and industrial development, transport and logistics, Agribusiness and agro processing.