US Prez. Barack Obama Opens #GES2015Kenya

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Barack Obama Urge Africa to be Centre of Global Growth

Barack Obama, President of the United States of America has opened the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2015 edition in Nairobi, Kenya and has mentioned that the continent ought to be a future hub of global growth.

The man who is making his first visit to the land of his late father as the President of the United States of America is co-hosting the two (2) day summit with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said this on Saturday at the UN Office Complex in Runda Estates, Nairobi, Kenya.

Like its predecessors, the 6th edition of the GES brings together entrepreneurs and investors from around the globe who are willing to effect positive changes in any sector they find themselves.

Obama has announced that the U.S. had secured more than $1 billion in investment for new businesses around the world while stating that “This continent needs to be a future hub of global growth, not just African growth.”

“Africa is one of the fastest growing regions of the world…people are being lifted out of poverty,” he added.

President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Keyatta also noted that “Africa is the world’s newest and most promising frontier of limitless opportunity,” Kenyatta said.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit was first held in the USA in 2010 and it is the first time its being held a sub-Sahara Africa. The likes of Turkey, U.A.E., Malaysia and Morocco have also hosted this prestigious event.

Obama’s visit to Kenya also comes few days after the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya reopened for business following 21st September 2014 attack that saw the killing of  67 innocent people.


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