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Update from CEO Ahuma Adodoadji’s recent visit to Kenya

During my recent trip Kenya, I worked with the board and others to expand AFRILINK Kenya’s network and presence in the country.

Specific Highlights:

1) We have established relations with a network of Venture Investors who are seeking new businesses that will accept their investments.

This means our young entrepreneurs will have access to credit.

2) We have established partnerships with two private Universities who will host an AFRILINK Enterprise Incubator each – – this will help reduce operating costs

3) We have established the Africa Leadership Council that will help leverage funding and support from across the continent. Fred Ojiambo managing partner of the largest law firm in Kenya will lead The Council. He and I will work to recruit leaders from across Africa onto the Council. Dr Betty Gikonyo Chief executive of the Karen Hospital, Nairobi has agreed to join the council. All the National board chairs will be members – – Kenya and Ghana for now.

The Council’s core role is to secure funding for AFRILINK from Africa

4) AFRILINK Kenya elected a new board chairperson – – Ms Mildred Owuor, she is retired banker who was the senior executive of National Bank of Kenya for many years.

James Mageria, the former chairperson will continue as a board member.

5) We developed a Prize Award plan for recruiting entrepreneurs into the Enterprise Incubators

6) We have advertised the position of Executive Director AFRILINK Kenya – – the selected individual will lead AFRILINK in Kenya. This will free me up to focus on Ghana and, other African countries.

7) We have been approached by a contact in Uganda to set up AFRILINK Uganda – – he is building a network in that country.

Thank you for your continued support,

W. Ahuma Adodoadji
April 11, 2012