Microsoft reiterates commitment in Africa through a 20-year business plan

April 22
5:37 PM 2014

A new commitment was made by Microsoft Nigeria that aims to improve the economic growth and development in the African region. The newly appointed head of Microsoft Nigeria, Kabelo Makwane, has reiterated the company’s pledge in Africa by disclosing information regarding a 20 year business plan.

Makwane spoke during the ‘Agenda for Nigeria Innovation Forum 2014’ in Calabar, Southeastern Nigeria saying that the long term business plan would be established based on three pillars. These pillars would include, “21st century world-class skills, providing affordable access and fostering local innovation.”

A plan was launched last year, the “Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative”, which according to Makwane was a move for the software maker to shape the company in the next 20 years in Africa.

He said, “We believe that by helping people reach their full potential, our business will naturally benefit their economic prosperity.” he said.

Microsoft has already a strong foothold in Africa with its 22 years of operation in the region.

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