The Group Chairman of United Bank for Africa and Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has canvassed private-public partnerships for Africa’s growth.

A statement from UBA said this after Elumelu travelled to Zambia at the invitation of United States Vice President, Kamala Harris.

The statement read, “Mr Elumelu welcomes the increased engagement of the US administration with Africa, a partnership that he has stressed should be based on equity and mutual respect.

“As one of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs, Mr Elumelu sees many common values, between the entrepreneurially driven US economy and the opportunities in Africa, not least in creating the enabling environment to support Africa’s highly entrepreneurial youth.

“He is an ardent advocate of Africapitalism, his belief that Africa’s economic renaissance will be catalysed by the collaboration between public and private sectors, and that the private sector must create social good, as well as economic wealth.”

The statement said he joined other global leaders at the inaugural meeting of the Steering Committee of the United States Government’s initiative ‘Gender inclusion in the digital economy’ in Lusaka, Zambia.

Source : Punch

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