The first ever Australia-Africa Trade and Investment exhibition was held at the Yagan Square in Perth, Australia, last Saturday with an assurance that Australia would continue to create
stable and conducive environment for Africa businesses to thrive .
The exhibition was organised by the Africa community in Western Australia with funding from the Commonwealth Bank of Western Australia to bring prospective investors from the two continents together to explore business opportunities and court partnerships.
Exhibiting countries included Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa as well as some individuals entrepreneurs.
Some of the products exhibited were textiles, arts and crafts
Ms. Vivian Asempapa
There was also a fashion show and musical and cultural performances as part of the programme.
Rising above discrimination
He said Western Australia
He said his ministry had allocated about 425 million Australia dollars to promote businesses, hence calling on African businesses to take advantage of the opportunity to forge linkages with Australia for investment.
She noted that a continent as rich as Africa should not depend on aid but maximize its trade potentials for the growth of the continent and its people.
The General Manager, Multicultural Community Banking of the Commonwealth Bank of Western Australia,