Kinshasa – DRC, September 3, 2021: AFTRADE DMCC has just entered a new African market, the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the authorized representative of most Belarussian manufacturers, the company has begun supplying tractors to this important economy via its local partner Moise Kapende.
Just 5 months ago, in March 2021, Mr. Kapende and AFTRADE executives who were visiting Lubumbashi to complete the business agreement, were illegally detained by the Congolese authorities on the basis of local misinformation. Once the DRC authorities checked and found they were indeed bona fide executives on a legitimate business visit, Kapende and the visiting AFTRADE team were released without charges.
By completing the business deal now and beginning the supply of tractors to the DRC, AFTRADE DMCC stands fully vindicated, having proved its business credentials in one more African market.
AFTRADE, a company that distributes agricultural and mining equipment in Africa, has agricultural deals with several countries to provide tractors and other farming machinery, as well as training in modern farming techniques.
In the DRC, the tractors provided by ADTRADE will be used to support local farmers and boost agricultural output.
“These are robust machines that will help our farms increase the yield that we produce. We have already put them to good use, ploughing the land and preparing it for seeding,” said Moise Kapende, the DRC partner of AFTRADE. “The quality is excellent and we aim to procure more agricultural equipment through AFTRADE.”
The executives have put their DRC detention in March behind them to complete the business arrangement and ensure the delivery of modern tractors to the African nation.
“We are fully committed to the DRC market, and will continue to provide the latest agricultural machinery to the country to support its farmers and boost its food output,” said Aleksander Zingman, head of AFTRADE DMCC.