MOBEX moves to Monrovia as organisers sign deal with Liberian Gov’t

After two successful shows in Ghana, the Africa Mobile & ICT Expo (MOBEX) train will land in Liberia in 2017, the organisers announced Tuesday as a deal is reached between them and the Liberian government.

A statement released by the organisers, Coasters Company Limited, said a partnership agreement with the Liberian government has been struck to promote Information and Communications Technology and showcase new trends in the ICT and Telecommunication industry within the Liberian market.

Under the agreement, Coasters will replicate in Liberia its flagship ICT trade show, MOBEX, was first held in Ghana in July 2015. The show is the biggest ICT oriented exhibition and trade show in Ghana.

MOBEX-Liberia partnership follows a successful second edition of MOBEX Africa held in June this year at the Accra International Conference Centre, which was graced by President John Dramani Mahama.

“Coasters will collaborate with relevant Liberia government Ministries and Agencies and private sector players in the West African country’s ICT sector in rolling out MOBEX- Liberia,” the statement signed its Director of Brands and Communication, Alain Gbeasor said.

MOBEX Liberia will create a unique platform for a conversation on driving the Liberia development agenda and accelerating economic growth through technology, exhibition of African innovations, products and solutions. MOBEX-Liberia is slated for first quarter, 2017

Coasters is expected to also launch a national youth incubator programme, Liberian Youth Innovation Program, which will train, develop and equip many Liberian youths with technology-based skills required to compete globally.

“The programme is aimed at churning out innovationists and solutionists who will create sustainable Jobs and forex earnings for the country using ICT as the hotbed,” the statement added.

Coasters is set to become a strategic technology partner for job creation in the area of both hard and software development and opening up Liberia’s digital economy opportunities through partnership with industry and commerce, investors, public and private sector actors and enthusiasts of the ICT Industry.

George Spencer Quaye, the CEO of Coasters Company is confident MOBEX-Liberia partnership agreement will serve as a vehicle for an accelerated socio-economic growth of the Liberian economy and propel the country for a transformational development and prosperity, opening up their market for investments and infrastructure development.

Speaking for the Government of Liberia, the Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Hon. Eugene Nagbe was delighted about the opportunities such Expo will bring to the technology environment and the Liberia economy at large.

“Liberia and Ghana have many great things to offer and this new co-operation between Coasters Ltd and the Government of Liberia will be a great opportunity for Liberia to showcase itself to the world” and pledged Government’s support to see it through,” he said.

Meanwhile, a team from Coasters have paid a courtesy call on the Vice President of Liberia, HE Joseph Boakai, who expressed enthusiasm about the future of MOBEX-Liberia.

He recounted the great historic ties between Ghana and Liberia and called for more Public Private Sector participation in the development of Africa.

By 3News||Ghana