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Tony Elumelu Set To Tour East Africa

Business mogul and Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu is set to tour East Africa on a five-day working visit where he will be meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya  and his Uganda counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni to discuss issues around the growth and development of the their economies.

In a statement by Tony Elumelu Foundation, it says that: “TEF will discuss how to enable entrepreneurship, infrastructure financing, regional economic growth, and how the private sector in Africa can work in shared purpose alongside African governments to create prosperity for all Africans.”

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“On the sidelines of the engagements, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will gather members of the full local ecosystem — from investors to academia to established and emerging entrepreneurs alike — for an entrepreneurship ecosystem event.”

“During the event, TEF alumni and members of the Kenyan and Ugandan entrepreneurship communities will receive insights from guest speakers who will provide practicable information to help the audience develop their businesses and their business management skills.”

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“During the visit, Elumelu will also meet with key stakeholders and policymakers in the countries to discuss infrastructural funding opportunities, as well as interact with leading private and public sector players. He will host a Founder’s Forum with students of Makerere University, Kampala, and University of Nairobi — two leading African institutions. At this forum he will give young Africans insight into his own life, share tips and values for success while encouraging entrepreneurship and development.”

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However, guest speakers include leaders from Tony Elumelu Foundation partner, Microsoft, and other ecosystem players, including Google.