An online platform which aims to drive intra-Africa trade is set to launch in Kenya next month. Traders of Africa (TOFA) already has its presence in Nigeria, Uganda and Rwanda. The platform will also launch in Ghana. The e-commerce company is focused on developing an online marketplace for the trading of goods and services originating from Africa.
The firm has physically engaged over merchants spread across the continent with plans in place to launch in Ghana next month. Kenya will be the fourth marketplace
It has over 9,000 merchants already signed up and plans to verify buyers and sellers in a bid to curb theft.
The firm has partnered with Ecobank, who will provide Escrow for deal settlements.
“TOFA’s dream is to get all 54 African countries on board in the next 24 months and plans to onboard Mali, Zambia, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso & Tanzania over the next 6 months,” said TOFA Chief Executive, Uju Uzo-Ojinnaka.
Uju Uzo-Ojinnaka says TOFA’s aim is to create sustainable wealth for individuals, communities, organisations and nation states in Africa.
The products and services TOFA offers include but are not limited to Agriculture, Construction, Wood & Furniture, Food, Beverages, Leather, Textile and Mineral products.
Trading on the marketplace will start on September 1, 2017.