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Burkina Faso study tour in Mauritius

The Board of Investment is hosting a high-level delegation from ‘Le Conseil Présidentiel pour l’Investissement’ (CPI) of Burkina Faso in the context of  a study tour in Mauritius from 4th to 6th December 2017.

CPI has delegated two representatives namely Mr. Lamoussa Mathias ZIGANI, Expert Agroéconomiste and Mrs. Zenabo KABORE WAONGO, Assistance de Direction for an extended study visit in Mauritius.

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The CPI is an advisory body created by DECRET N ° 2007-739 / PRES of 19th  November 2007 (OJ N ° 49 of 6th December 2007). The CPI is consists of thirty members appointed intuitu personae from the national private sector and the foreign private sector in Burkina Faso.

‘Le Secrétariat Permanent’ (SP) coordinates and facilitates the activities of the CPI which was inspired by the Board of Investment’s current operational model for the execution of its missions. In partnership with BOI’s technical assistance team, SP / CPI have set up Burkina Faso’s Investment Promotion Agency (API-BF).

The expected outcomes of this benchmarking visit are:

  • To strengthen the existing partnership between BOI and SP / CPI;
  • To impart the Mauritian experience in key economic sectors;
  • To understand the communication strategy and the investment promotion strategy;
  • To grasp the evaluation process for investment-related projects and reforms undertaken; and
  • To share BOI’s experience regarding investment after-care services.

Burkina Faso is Africa’s top cotton grower. However, 90% of the raw cotton is exported for transformation. The Burkinabe delegation expects to benefit from the Mauritian expertise in the textile sector and explore avenues of collaboration between both countries.

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The visiting delegation will also meet key stakeholders, including Enterprise Mauritius and the Financial Services Promotion Agency.  A site visit to Tianli Spinning Ltd is also on their agenda.

The study tour is in line with the strategy to transform Mauritius into a regional hub. It is an opportunity to affirm the well-regulated and transparent platform to do business across the continent and strengthen relations which will certainly help in the realization of our ambition to position Mauritius as a robust business hub for the region.

4th December 2017