Rwanda Trade Mission

Habesha Africa hosts Namibia Rwanda Trade Mission

Businesses from Namibia are seizing the opportunities in Rwanda by taking part in the Namibia Rwanda Trade mission. Organised by Business the Rwandan Private Sector Federation (PSF), trade mission, which is taking place in the city of Kigali, Rwanda, started on Monday the 28th of October 2019 and will end on the 30th of October 2019.  The aim of the mission is for delegates to build on Rwanda’s strong relationship with Namibia and to explore the country’s business opportunities. This mission is ideal for businesses across all sectors and will provide an excellent opportunity for businesses to build on these relationships.

The highlight of the event was the keynote from PSF, Chief Executive Officer who gave insights about the current and future plans regarding potential investments in Rwanda and how they are willing to do business with the Namibians.

Parastus Nepolo, Habesha Africa’s Managing Director, said: “Habesha has been working with Businesses from Rwanda for some time to scale up our business through international growth. We identified Rwanda as a potential market and are delighted to be invited to take part in the trade mission. The opportunities for Namibians in different sectors in Rwanda look very promising and having this support is vital to our growth plans.” Nepolo added.

The Namibian delegates are attending the event in partnership with Habesha Africa (Pty) Ltd, as the official organiser of this conference.

Habesha signs an MOU with PSF

Business Partnership.… From left, Mr. Parastus Nepolo (Habesha Africa’s MD), PSF’s Chief Advocacy Officer, Mr. Callixte Kanmugire and Habesha Africa’s Director Mr. Jean-Francois Gahutu, pose for a picture after signing the MOU at PSF office in Kigali, Rwanda

On Wednesday, 6 November 2019, Habesha Africa’s Directors met with Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation (PSF) representatives in Kigali to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, enabling the two parties to stimulate and reinforce the trade and economic development between Namibia and Rwanda.
The MOU includes a number of key features that will help build collaboration and encourage cooperation between the two countries, on matters of economic transformation, promoting economic growth and opportunities for businesses in the technical sectors, education, food processing, construction, technology devices, tourism and hospitality; and encouraging open trade relationships between Namibia and Rwanda.

Speaking during the signing, Habesha Africa’s Managing Director, Mr. Parastus Nepolo said that they are determined to fill the market gap with what they can produce in Namibia and he remains very optimistic that with the support of the recently signed MOU, they can deliver more.

“I’m very pleased with this MOU, it means we’ll be working more closely together throughout that next phase and beyond. I have also realized that there are some products on the Rwandan market such as Air Conditioners and dry meat that is produced in Namibia, and I do think, we can extend products such as this to Rwanda” he said.

The MOU takes effect immediately and will be in place for an infinite period. It will be reviewed (at least) annually and is expected to evolve as both parties progress in their work.

The signing of the MOU with PSF follows the Namibia Rwanda Trade Mission Delegation, which took place on the 28th to the 30th of October this year in Kigali.