By Azubuike Okeh
ABIDJAN – Cote d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister, Daniel Duncan, has said that the country received more than 443 billion CFA investment offers from investors at its Investment Forum 2014.
Duncan, who made the announcement while briefing the press on Saturday in Abidjan, described the 2014 edition of the investment forum as `a huge success’
He said that out of the 443 billion CFA investment intentions, 163 billion CFA was for the private sector, while 280 billion CFA would be for the public sector.
Duncan said the success of the forum had shown that the essence for which it was organised would be achieved in the course of time.
“Our intention is to deepen international economic partnership and to strengthen private sector participation in the development of the economy.
“We are happy with the success of the event, it clearly signals that our dreams are sure to come true’’, he said.
He thanked the participants for honouring the country’s call, saying: “We are always ready to accept genuine investors into the country for mutual benefits.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Cote d’Ivoire’s Forum of Investors which started on Wednesday ended on Saturday with about 3,500 investors in attendance.
The 2014 edition held about 15 years after the last event in 1999. (NAN)