Adem Sanliturk is the Secretary General of the
The Association is currently involved in organising trade partnerships between
What were the core objectives behind the establishment of Rwanda Active business Association?
The idea to establish Rwanda Active Business men Association (RWABA) came in 2012 when President
The link would therefore be used as a platform where entrepreneurs from both sides would share business ideas; network and most importantly form business partnerships.
The Association's primary role was to attract Turkish investors into the country while facilitating Rwandan business men to trade with
You are currently facilitating Rwandan business men to go to
The whole idea is to try and expose Rwandan business men to international markets, investors and multi international companies so as to aid them in obtaining the expertise needed to grow their business.
It's through these trade delegations that, local investors will have a clear understanding of international markets and foster business partnerships.
The number of Turkish investors in the country is still minimal, what should be done to attract more Turkish investors?
We are working around the clock to ensure that more and more investors from textile industry, construction, mining, agro processing and hospitality among many others come to the country.
Telling them that by establishing manufacturing plants here is one way of reducing the cost of doing trade and increasing profit margins among the two countries remains our priority.
However, trade between the two sides should start even before investors come here, both sides must get used to business environments surrounding them, products, in terms of quality and market shares before they can establish investments.
Government should also conduct more sector reforms to attract investors; we have seen this working in the energy sector where enormous reforms were conducted.
Reciprocating these reforms in other sectors of the economy will create the confidence foreign investors need before they can come.
Both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012 to facilitate the removal of trade barriers that exist between the two countries and
You have been in the region for quite some time, how would you describe the region's investment climate in regard to
Also investors are no longer seeing
The country is no longer land locked but is land linked. We are telling investors that investing in
What is your long term strategy in
To try and attract more investors across all sectors in the country as we facilitate made in
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