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CATALYTIC RESTORATION

Growth in Africa we believe cannot be done just through only policies and dialogues, it’s a lifetime of sustainable investments and financial commitments which will enable the continent of Africa to develop and free itself from economic strongholds. AFRIKA’ strong network of strategic partnerships through various member countries make it possible for the FUND to tailor offering which leaves our Partners far better off than we found them, these make the FUND to offer an innovative ’off-balance sheet’ solutions to fund impact infrastructure developments;

AFRIKA offering is that of an inclusive Investments solution which is all encompassing resulting in our Partners having relief in the immediate term thus making their long term development goals achievable. This in turn as per research makes all affected countries to have a platform that talks to well researched solutions. Traditionally throughout the development history of all African States the various countries have been given a disinvestment status instead of being made investment ready, as a result more debt being given to African countries all the years, thus affecting their capacity for sustainable development and to implement their planned capital infrastructure projects;

There has been standards and concerted efforts for Africa to remain behind from the rest of the developed world and classified lower grade while being the back bone of all the world’s economies;

In order to sustain economic growth, Africa has to not only talk but invest in all sectors of the economy, of such investments has to be done in partnership with the Private Sector, there are limited fiscal budgets available in almost all countries in Africa, as such there is high level of public debt. Africa’s investment needs indicatively can no longer be done on assumptions as the plight of the people coupled with stagnant economic growth, such have given rise to the current disinvestment climate. African states require annual expenditure of Billions of United State Dollars in energy, transport, telecommunication, water and sanitation, banking as well as urban and human settlement developments;

“Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now!  Whatever the difficulties, Africa shall be at peace!  However improbable it may sound to the sceptics, Africa will prosper!”

AFRIKA believes that although direct state funding from current tax revenues has a role to play, infrastructure investment will work more effective if it can be commercially financed through a mix of the following:

a.    Public Finance;

b.    Corporate Finance;

c.    Project Finance;

Our Project finance suite offering for impact infrastructure projects requiring long maturities is ideal, project finance is what has made the Middle East, United States, United Kingdom and South Asia infrastructure growth strategy feasible and attainable; 

AFRIKA has formulated an infrastructure investment and finance program with its partners on a scalable and holistic approach. This entails, successively:

01.  Modelling and identifying an infrastructure development programme that can be financed and implemented on favourable commercial terms;

02.  Working within frameworks of our Partners so as to make viable the commercial financing and undertaking;

03.  Use of concessional public resources to strengthen the bankability of the various infrastructure investments;

04.  Where commercial financing is not feasible despite sector reform and risk mitigation, mobilize public and concessional resources. AFRIKA’s infrastructure finance agenda touches upon three key dimensions:

  • the origination of bankable infrastructure projects,
  • a business offering which works within a climate conducive to commercial investment in infrastructure for our Partners
  • Make available long-term financing for infrastructure projects 

I am an African. I am born of the peoples of the continent of Africa.

01.  The FUND believes the time has come for the African continent to streamline its pipeline of impact infrastructure projects and strengthen the transactions with our adequate financial offering. The treatment of these infrastructure initiatives as Assets which will yield a good investment return making us geared towards enabling our Partners to have a well to do public investment management framework to prioritize infrastructure projects based on a sound economic and financial strength. The continent needs to create an environment that can be matched with Public Private Partnership structured finance so as for AFRIKA to bring these projects to market for financing. At AFRIKA we have project preparation facility which allows our Partners access to front load projects with budgets, this is so that early on each infrastructure projects is well resourced and given an adequate human capital so as to get each project bankable;

02.  International banks have considerable global expertise in structuring project financings but AFRIKA is not a bank, as such we are able to go beyond making our Partners to just being a number and chasing bottom-line at all costs, we are Africans lead by Africans and we understand the vast landscape of our continent. The FUND believes grading sovereign credit rating has long been used as a basis to frustrate the pace for a sustainable development in the continent, although AFRIKA has also considered methods to mitigation of country risk;

03.  AFRIKA is dedicated to impact infrastructure finance, the approach for development in Africa has been one which does not feed onto one another and one that has not been all encompassing or linked as we have observed, realizing or executing built projects per country has come at times not within the ecosystem. Cross boarder projects as a result have not been entirely successful or even implemented due to diverse reasons. AFRIKA has a clear mandate addressing well-identified market gaps, highly professional and independent management, a very robust corporate governance framework with strict financial supervision. This makes the FUND unique and we are geared towards breaking the barriers in cross boarder impact infrastructure developments as we are funding these infrastructure project gaps. The much needed continental transportation network system which enable trade and unlock the entire continent will now henceforth take shape and be implemented. 

“Whoever we may be, whatever our immediate interest, however much we carry baggage from our past, however much we have been caught by the fashion of cynicism and loss of faith in the capacity of the people, let us err today and say - nothing can stop us now!”


 
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