The Kenya – DRC Investors Roadshow that is being hosted by Equity Group has kicked off. Global investors have arrived at the N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa, DRC. To that end, there was a memorandum of understanding ( MoU) signing ceremony at EquityBCDC head office between Equity Group and Schneider Electric. The partnership is aimed at conveniently promoting access to affordable energy solutions, in order to enhance the quality of the lives of the consumers in the DRC.
Additionally, Equity BCDC and Schneider will collaborate on the opening of ten DRC nationwide training centres to offer young people training in skills related to clean energy deployment. The signing ceremony aligns with the objectives of the investors’ roadshow which has been designed to explore opportunities and contribute to the development of the East African region.
“This signing is happening at a time when Equity has led global investors to DRC, which is a manifestation of what the objective of bringing them here is: to impact the development of the country. What excites us most is that, beyond acquiring energy equipment and devices, young people will be empowered though the ten training institutions,” said Dr. James Mwangi, Chief Executive Officer, Equity Group.
EquityBCDC hosted the delegates at a luncheon that was graced by Kenya’s Ambassador to DRC, Amb. George Masafu, IFC Country Manager for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malick Fall. The roadshow commenced on Monday, this week, in Nairobi, Kenya. Its final leg is currently taking place in Lubumbashi, the economic hub of the DRC, ending tomorrow ( Saturday). The itinerary includes meetings with government officials, business associations, industry leaders and Equity Group management, as well as site visits to showcase the potential investment opportunities firsthand.