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WACCIMA signs MoU with LITE-Africa to revive oil city ON JULY

Warri Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, WACCIMA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment, LITE-Africa, to revive the economic life of the oil- rich city, appealing to oil multinationals to key into the drive. President of WACCIMA, Mr Simon Asite, who spoke at the signing ceremony, also enjoined stakeholders to be actively involved in the new drive to grow the economy of the city. He said that the MoU will among other things promote healthy climate for businesses to thrive. “LITE-AFRICA, a non-governmental organisation has proposed a Warri Peace and Development Corridor, WAPDEC, with a view to changing the negative perception about Warri. Oil multinationals, business community and relevant stakeholders should support the proposed WAPDEC initiative. “WACCIMA and LITE-AFRICA have decided to work together with the vision of creating an enabling business environment in Warri and environs. This is a stepping stone toward solving insecurity issues in the area,” he said. “We started the process years ago as part of our advocacy on government policies that affects the business community of Warri and environs,” he said. On his part, Executive Director LITE-AFRICA, Mr Joel Bisina hailed the MoU, assuring that it will achieve its goals of a robust economy for the state. “WAPDEC is to change the culture, attitude and behaviours of the people, tell those who live in Warri to have positive attitude about themselves, the city and their businesses. “The people should also use WAPDEC as basis to attract others so that we can create the Warri we all desired,” he said.

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