The British Prime Minister is in Africa for a three-day charm offensive to drum up support for trade with Britain post-Brexit.
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President Uhuru noted that fighting corruption was important for the country just as the Big Four Agenda and he would make it more painful and unrewarding for individuals to engage in the crime.
As Europe worries about migration and human trafficking from West Africa, May also announced a new project with France to help Nigeria, the region’s powerhouse, and neighboring Niger improve border cooperation along one of the main migration routes north.
In April, Britain hosted a meeting of Commonwealth countries, including South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, seeking to reinvigorate the network of mostly former colonies and drum up new trade amongst its members.
It also highlights how the United Kingdom aims to be Africa’s financial partner of choice as we continue to help African nations to benefit from increased access to worldwide finance, while investors benefit from access to new investment opportunities.
In Nairobi Thursday, May pledged to build stronger economic and trade ties with the East African nation. Britain is exiting from the Union in order to untie its economy from what she considers to be some strangulating EU rules that open European gates to a deluge of unwanted immigrants.
Although no deals have been signed as yet, Dr Ndhlukula said she had already been invited to an Africa Investment Conference to be held in London later this year where modalities of investment could be spelt out.
Tunji Andrews, an economist based in Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos, believes Nigeria should concentrate more on its relationship with the European Union.
He added: “The UK is home to one of the largest and most influential African diaspora communities”.
Mr Duale said that as the United Kingdom looks for new economic opportunities after Brexit (the imminent withdrawal of the UK from the European Union), Africa is one place it can not afford to overlook.