Posts Tagged ‘manufacturing’

Cameroonian enterprise in…China

Kingsley’s Int’l. Trading Ltd., Guangzhou, China. Photo by Christiane Badgley

As my last post indicated, doing business in Cameroon is tough.  But if the business climate is less than ideal for foreign investors, it’s even harsher for Cameroonians who don’t benefit from the incentive programs in place to attract foreign investment.

Kingsley Azieh Che was one of several Africans I met who run manufacturing companies in Guangzhou, China. Azieh Che, who is Cameroonian, attended university in Cameroon, but set up his business in China. Today he runs an apparel factory. He began buying ready-made clothes in China; as the business grew he started ordering custom-made clothing and when his orders became too large for his suppliers, Kingsley Azieh Che decided to go into manufacturing. He now takes orders from clients around the world.

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