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mercredi, juin 20, 2007

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: How to help Africa? Do business there

The talk Mrs Okonjo-Iweala gave late March before the Ted conference attenders in Monterrey is somewhat old but still very refreshing. The first female to hold the finance minister, she did a terrific job while in office and her sudden fallout from the Obansanjo government has not prevented her from endeavouring to help her country. She is now actively engaged in a financial money recovery initiative. This initiative is aimed at recovering all the money that was laundered to the very countries that need it.

In this talk, she discusses the various reforms her country has been making in the areas of financial management of the assets of Nigeria. Numbers are there, those are visible results that speak for themselves because there are compelling. Business opportunities in other non oil sectors such real estate or agriculture can arise when you straighten out the market economy. As she depicts Africa, she gives a message of hope, delivers a great advocacy for women and propose a new and compelling approach to Africa.