More than 200 exhibitors, including tanneries, manufacturers of shoes and other national products, from Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Germany, among others, are participating in the 13th edition of this exhibition, which is considered the largest. of its kind on the continent.
Melaco highlighted higher priority being given to the country’s manufacturing sector, ahead of machinery suppliers, technology companies and financial institutions.
The President of the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association, Redman Bedada, commented that the exhibition can act as a gateway to Africa, connecting the continent to the rest of the world.
On the other hand, the representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Aurelia Calabro, promised to continue supporting Ethiopia with the leather value chain, sector sustainability and job creation.
“I would like to reiterate the importance of working together in efforts to industrialize Africa by focusing on the private sector, particularly small and micro enterprises, which form the basis of the economy and employment,” Calabro emphasized.
Prensa Latina toured the stands of the Millennium Hall, the venue of the exhibition until April 22, and was able to appreciate the quality of shoes, handbags, suitcases and jackets of different colors and designs, as well as fitted and ready-made. skins for your use.
M / tiger
“Award-winning zombie scholar. Music practitioner. Food expert. Troublemaker.”