Inesfly Africa, the only producer of insecticide paints in Africa, has signed a distribution agreement with Solvochem, an international group of distribution and trading companies in Eastern Africa.
The agreement is part of Inesfly’s expansion drive to East Africa with the aim of helping to combat the malaria menace in Africa.
As a result of the agreement with Solvochem, East African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Rwanda, would have access to Inesfly’s insecticide paints and range of products.
The agreement was signed in Nairobi, Kenya after a meeting between the two companies on the sidelines of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) held in that country.
Mr. Michael Sjodin, Chief Executive Officer of Inesfly Africa Limited, which is headquartered in Accra, who signed for his company, said the venture into East Africa has the primary objective of offering a total solution to the malaria epidemic and other vector-borne diseases.
“Inesfly Africa uses an effective and proven technology from Europe for the control of vector borne endemic diseases which include, malaria, yellow fever and dengue that affect half of the world’s population,” he said.
Mr. Zeiad Flouty, Director of Solvochem for Africa, for his part, expressed his company’s commitment to the partnership with Inesfly, saying Solvochem shares in the objective of protecting Africans against diseases such as malaria.
He gave the assurance that his firm would utilise its international and extensive distribution network, which support its distribution of chemical, petrochemical products and plastic derivatives throughout Africa, to support Inesfly’s project.
About 90 per cent of all malaria deaths in the world occur in Africa, mainly due to the most effective malaria vector the female Anopheles mosquito, having been the most widespread in Africa and difficult to control.
Climate changes in Kenya and other eastern African countries have also led to the rise in malaria cases with several interventions and drugs being brought into Kenya from international organisations.
By Times Reporter