Procurement professionals tipped on market expansion

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 04:00 | By
Alex Chesosi Chairman of Intellimedia Networks Africa. PHOTO/Print

Procurement officers have been urged to embrace the transformative power of connectivity as it is key to expansion of market and attraction of a broader customer base.

Alex Chesosi (pictured), Chairman of Intellimedia Networks Africa, highlighted the pivotal role technological advancements play in fostering inclusive socio-economic development within trade.

He advocated for the adoption of private cellular network-based connectivity solutions, characterising them as beacons of innovation poised to revolutionise business operations. Chesosi who was speaking at the Second Procurement and Supply Chain Dialogue forum at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort, underscored the need for agility, innovation, and a shared vision among industry players to thrive in a connected world.

Referencing Intellimedia Networks Africa’s journey, Chesosi cited the company’s success in enabling last-mile solutions as evidence of the possibilities when industry, government, and partnerships dare to envision and execute ambitious plans.

“This is not about re-inventing the wheel; it’s about leveraging the rapid adoption of mobile telephony in Africa and applying it to the broader realms of commerce, education, government services delivery, entertainment, healthcare, and, importantly, supply chain management,” he said.

He envisioned that technological connectivity would enable procurement officers to seize business opportunities not only within Kenya but across the entire African market. Chesosi emphasised the enduring spirit of progress, unity, and innovation that binds not only Kenya but the entire African continent.

“As we convene under the auspices of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, we are reminded of the enduring spirit that binds not only Kenya but also the entire African continent, a spirit of relentless pursuit towards progress, unity, and innovation,” he stated.

He said that the dialogue on connectivity will unlock potential, bridge gaps, and contribute to the creation of a robustly interwoven Africa within itself and with the global economy.

Chesosi expressed confidence in Africa’s ability to compete on equal footing in the global economy, urging the continent to be pioneers in a movement that propels sustainable growth.

“We have the unique advantage to implement and activate a new paradigm of growth, to be the forerunners in a movement that will see Africa compete as equals in the global economy, “he said.
Recent developments a month ago showcased Intellimedia Networks Africa’s commitment to this vision of promoting Africa connectivity as they made an announcement of a $ 3 million partnership deal with Matic Enterprises, a Congolese conglomerate.

During the signing of agreement between Intellimedia and Matic Enterprises, Chesosi emphasised the critical role of collaboration between government and the private sector in overcoming connectivity challenges, praising Kenya as a hub of innovation setting the pace for the continent.

He said the strategic alliance is set to enable millions to harness the benefits of enhanced connectivity services, marking a new era in the African telecommunications landscape.

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