The government and members of the private sector are seeking to increase the involvement of the United Arab Emirates in the Rwandan economy and have gone on a charm offensive at the ongoing 2019 Global Business Forum Africa.
At the summit underway in Dubai, Rwanda is represented by a delegation of the private and public sectors in a bid to attract investments.
The forum is hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) under the theme ‘Scaling up Africa’ and is attended by Heads of State, ministers, policymakers, prominent business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from Africa and beyond.
Rwanda is targeting investors who are present in the UAE market and are seeking to diversify to Africa as well as those who invest through Dubai owing to its investment infrastructure.
Rwanda Development Board Chief Executive Clare Akamanzi who held a series of meetings with investors told The New Times that they are interesting global investors on a number of priority sectors.