Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Anambra State Government to collaborate on state development efforts through the provision of project preparation and advisory services.
The State Governor Chukwuma Soludo, Mr Christian Udechukwu, Commissioner for Industry, Mr. Mark Okoye, CEO of Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), and Afreximbank President Benedict Oramah jointly endorsed the agreement.
The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, who disclosed this in a statement in Awka, on Friday, said the signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of the ongoing #IATF2023 in Cairo, Egypt.
According to the press secretary, the first initiative entails the provision of capital raise financial advisory services, amounting to an estimated USD 200 million.
This funding is dedicated to crucial projects, including the development of the Ikenga Mixed-Use Industrial City Project, investments in the Anambra Export Emporium, and the establishment of the Akwaihedi Unubi Uga Automotive Industrial Park.
“The second initiative focuses on the creation of the Operational and Governance Framework for the Anambra Diaspora Fund, aiming to leverage the resources and expertise of the diaspora community for the state’s benefit.
The mandate encompasses capital-raising financial advisory services for key projects such as the Anambra Intra-City Rail Master Plan Project. These initiatives underscore Afreximbank’s unwavering commitment to inclusive growth and sustainable development.