Sahara Group, ranked among top employers in the careers in Africa employer of choice, urges immediate action towards Africa’s industrialization

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Sahara Group (see group) urges Immediate Action Towards Africa’s Industrialization reports The Eagle On Line (source) quoting Sahara Group Co-founder and Executive Director, Tonye Cole, will join high-level African policy makers, industry leaders and global businesses operating on the continent at the Business Council for Africa Annual Debate on April 24.

According to Cole: “Unlike countries such as the UK which experienced a downturn in its manufacturing sector after WW2, African nations are de-industrializing while still poor. We are missing opportunities to create employment and generate wealth by providing blue collar jobs in factories.” Cole continued: “We must convert our rich commodity base into processed, refined and manufactured goods which create industrial value chains and allow us to become a part of the greater global value chain.”

Cole said. “We are greatly buoyed by any trend which moves us closer to realizing our sustainable development goals mandates for gender equality, decent work and economic growth and industry, innovation and infrastructure.

“We still have gaping holes in our systems and institutions as far becoming a fully realized industrialized continent. I anticipate utilizing my personal agency and the BCA podium on Tuesday, to engage like minds, further the conversation and develop workable ideas that can create a timely and palpable impact across our great continent.”

Citing the UNECA 2017 report on Industrialization and Urbanization for transforming Africa’s Future, he stressed the continued need for gender inclusion and equality.

The report highlights the fact that women in Africa are not only entering the labour force in much greater numbers, they are remaining in the labour force throughout their child bearing and child rearing years.

This trend augurs well for the future of the manufacturing sector in Africa as the female workforce is positioned to increase overall productivity now more than ever before.

A Note on Sahara Group:  Sahara Group is ranked among the top employers in the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice 2015 Top 100. The company scored highly with professionals focused on work in Africa among the 13,242 who completed the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey. Gathering a great score across 29 attractiveness criteria, Sahara Group maintains a strong reputation for delivering the factors that contribute to a great job in Africa.

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