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The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Thursday 9th May, 2019 received a high power delegation of Italian investors led by the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to Germany Dr. Mbaimba Baryoh.

According to the national president, Confimpresaitalia, Prof. Dr. Luigi Manganiello, he said they are on an investment scoping mission to see how they can contribute to trade and investment in the country. He added that they are a trade union organization founded by a group of Italian entrepreneurs with the task of protecting entrepreneurs in the trade union, economic-financial, technological and environmental sectors.

Prof.  Manganiello disclosed that their main focus is to develop Small and Medium Enterprises, and Small Industry in promoting Value addition, especially on Cocao, Coffee, and other Industry and have intention to establish a shoe manufacturing company using local products for domestic and export use.

Prof.  Manganiello emphasized that the SMEs are the main engine of Italian economic development, so the services provided provide the tools necessary to be competitive on the national and international market.

Responding, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Peter Bayuku Konteh, welcomed the delegation and outlined all the reasons why Sierra Leone should be their destination for business.

The engagement was very cordial and demonstrated great potentials for business.

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