Exploratory collaboration meeting was held between Enyimba Economic City Development Company Limited (EECD) and South Africa organizations in both public and private sector in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday June 29, 2018.
The South African groups in attendance had representation from Themba Mosai, the Managing Director of Group Five, Zo Hlongwane, the Chief Operations Officer of Group Five, Lucy Chege the Head of Energy, Environment and ICT of Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Mr Thokoane Tsolo, SBU Head Rest of Africa Support of Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Paul Mojalefa, the Business Development Executive of Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC), Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa (DTI), while Nigeria had representation from Nigerian Embassy in South Africa, Prof Onyi Nwagbara, the Secretary to the Board of Southeast Regional Economic Development Company (SEREDEC) and from Enyimba Economic City Development Company Limited (EECD), Mr C Darl Uzu, the Managing Director, Barr Chibuzo Ekwekwuo, the Company Secretary, Ozurumba Uzoma, the Project Manager and Dr Bernard Obika the Managing Director of Escher Silverman UK who is the Infrastructure consultant for the city.
The deliberation also explored how EECD can benefit from funds set aside by the South African government for developments within Africa.
EECD had earlier signed an agreement on development of some of the city’s infrastructure with Group Five a leading African construction, concessions and manufacturing group with the ability to deliver across the full infrastructure life cycle as well as with experience in creating large infrastructure solutions across Africa.
Mr C Darl Uzu the Managing Director of EECD while presenting Enyimba Economic City remarked that the project is not just a Nigerian Project but an initiative that has the capacity to transform Africa.