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AFC welcomes 14th member country


The President and Chief Executive Officer of AFC, Andrew Alli

The President and Chief Executive Officer of AFC, Andrew Alli

Djibouti has become the newest member of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), an international investment grade multilateral finance institution investing in key infrastructure projects across Africa.

The country, described as strategic maritime gateway becomes the 14th member of AFC and the third East African country.

The country’s Minister of Investments, Ali Guelleh Aboubaker, said his country’s membership of AFC is a delight and AFC is an international Developemnt Finance Institution with a proven track record in large-scale infrastructure investment.

“The government of Djibouti is committed to proactively investing in essential infrastructure to drive economic growth and doing what we can to attract international private investors to infrastructure investment opportunities.

“We look forward to working with AFC to deliver projects with real and positive economic and social impact across the country,” the minister said.

The President and Chief Executive Officer of AFC, Andrew Alli, said: “Djibouti is a small, but important market, with natural strengths as a transport and logistics hub thanks to the government’s successful free trade policies and its location at the gateway to the Red Sea.

“Djibouti offers some great investment opportunities and AFC is delighted to be assisting Djibouti to meet its full growth potential and to create jobs for its citizens.”

The Corporation’s other members are: Cape Verde; Chad; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra-Leone, The Gambia, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, and Uganda.

As with all other members, Djibouti’s membership enables AFC to receive preferred creditor status within the country, the benefits of which reduce AFC’s investment risk, enabling the Corporation to provide more competitive financing solutions.

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