infrastructure

AfricaPLC collaborates with DHL and the National Bank of Malawi to bring Ecommerce to Malawi

Friday, 22 Sep 2017

Africa Public Limited Company ("AfricaPLC"), a business-to-business (B2B) ecommerce marketplace for Pan-African SME’s and corporates, supported by the
African Union’s NEPAD Move Africa programme and sponsored by Africa investor ("Ai"), the continents leading institutional investment group, announced that in
collaboration with DHL and the National Bank of Malawi, the launch of a multi industry business-to- business (B2B) e-commerce marketplace for Malawi. The
marketplace will assist businesses to simply go online to AfricaPLC.com and register to begin procuring and selling goods across essential industries such as automotive,
electronics and healthcare to name a few.

The unique collaboration draws on AfricaPLC’s secure e-commerce marketplace technology and trading community, to assist businesses in Malawi go online to
register on the marketplace, to identify vetted suppliers and buyers and overcome prohibitive logistics and cross border payment challenges. The AfricaPLC,
DHL, National Bank of Malawi collaboration empowers and offers Malawian companies and consumers greater choice, access to a targeted variety of essential
goods through AfricaPLC and seamless logistics and cross border payment solutions through DHL and the National Bank of Malawi all facilitated through membership
of the AfricaPLC marketplace community. AfricaPLC also supports African Governments with their revenue and tax collections and offers a variety
of support services to assist informal businesses access the full benefits and tools to formalize their businesses.

AfricaPLC was established as a private sector initiative, supported by the African Union’s NEPAD programme, to develop, deploy and expand a comprehensive and
fully integrated pan- African e-commerce, e-procurement, e-compliance and informational portal platform, to support boost intra African trade and the continental
free trade area, using state-of-the-art technologies. AfricaPLC offers a range of vertical B2B marketplaces , with integrated ancillary logistics, cross
border payments, trade Winance and trust and inspection services to support each transaction.

AfricaPLC’s primary vertical B2B marketplaces focus on:
➢ Automotive & Manufacturing
➢ Healthcare & pharmaceuticals
➢ Agribusiness & FMCG
➢ B2G & Compliance
➢ Construction & Engineering
➢ Packaging & OfWice Supplies

Speaking on the collaboration, Hubert Danso, CEO and Chairman, AfricaPLC said, AfricaPLC’s motto is our commitment to bringing African Trade to the World and
World trade to Africa. We are therefore delighted to collaborate with DHL in Africa, the world’s leading logistics company, with whom we have been working over the
last 2 years through our MoU to enter an important market and we are glad that market is Malawi. AfricaPLC is driven by its passion to provide a one stop marketplace
for all the essential products driving the continents economic growth and offer a world class marketplace to support to African SME’s and corporates
trading across Africa, overcome common challenges, restricting their growth across the continent and ability to access international markets.

Danso went on to say "Our approach is to consult closely with each registered AfricaPLC member, to intimately understand their trading requirements and tailor
solutions to ensure they receive world class and competitively priced products, logistics, payment solutions and access to expanded business opportunities
across the African continent and internationally".

ABOUT AFRICAPLC. (www.africaplc.com)
AfricaPLC is an innovative, cost-effective secure pan-African electronic marketplace , e- commerce, e-procurement, e-compliance and trading platform that
assists businesses seeking to access continental trade to successfully generate and execute business across Africa. Africaplc’s mission is to bring African trade to the world and world trade to Africa.

ABOUT AFRICA INVESTOR (www.africainvestor.com)
Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications group, advising institutional investors, pension funds, sovereign funds, governments, international organisations and businesses on strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Ai's media division publishes Ai magazine, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa's investment decision makers; maintains the Ai 40 Investors' Index, hosts the Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit & Awards and the
Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, among other events. Operating at the intersection of institutional investors, business, government, international organisations and the media, Ai group has a network of clients across Africa and globally.