Last week, the Hub signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with COMESA Leather and Leather Products Institute (COMESA LLPI). The focus of the collaboration is to revitalize the leather sector by promoting excellence in leather production, through skills and capacity development, and by attracting investment to the sector, and region.
"This mission has a close link to the Hub's existing leather sector initiative which seeks to attract investment into the sector, increase skills and develop the capacity of SMEs to export under AGOA. This MOU formalises our partnership and will make a significant impact in the ongoing development of the sector from a regional standpoint. This is a great milestone for both institutions and we look forward to working together to achieve these objectives," said Kanini Mutooni, the Hub's director of investment.