Elumelu preaches continuity of US-Africa policy

Africapitalist and champion of Afripreneur, Mr Tony Elumelu has urged Democratic Party Candidate, Hilary Clinton and her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump to maintain and improve on the US-Africa policy.
Elumelu was speaking at the weekend in Delaware as the Keynote Speaker at the US Senator Chris Coonsโ€™ Opportunity Africa Conference 2016, Elumelu noted that “somethings donโ€™t need to change. What they need is to be expanded and scaled up. In other words, we need more U.S. engagement in Africa through mutually beneficial trade and investment. โ€Žโ€
Elumelu, who is the chairman the United Bank for Africa, UBA, noted โ€œthat is exactly what I, and 200 other US and Africa political and business leaders including President Obama and over 30 African Presidents, will be discussing next week at the US-Africa Business Forum in New York- how to strengthen mutually beneficial economic ties between the African and American peoples.โ€

Reputed as one of Africaโ€™s leading entrepreneurs; Elumelu has continuously championed a cause to create a new generation of African business woman and men, and in the process has committed $100m of his personal investment.
According to Elumelu, โ€œIf we give our people the economic tools to thrive, living standards increase, the political challenges that Africa faces can be tackled and fundamental positive change can be assured. Heโ€Ž called on the next US President to “work in shared purpose with Africans on implementing innovative solutions to the complex but surmountable challenges in Africa.

He also challenged the American electorate that โ€œSo when you meet, write, call and email your political candidates and representatives and the elected President in November, tell them that when it comes to Africa, you want โ€œMore. And by โ€œMoreโ€, I mean more engagement, more positively impactful policies and more development and commercial investment in Africa.โ€

โ€ŽElumelu contended that โ€œI am an unashamed optimist and I believe that working together, in Shared Purpose, which is what Africapitalism is about, we can help usher in economic transformation that will ensure Africa is a critical player in the 21stcentury global economy. โ€Žโ€

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