Heroic entrepreneur: lifeline funds.

Position:THIS MONTH'S PRIZE LETTER - Letter to the editor

I read with great interest the editorial in the February issue of African Business, 'Africa's heroic entrepreneur' which described how the African telecom company Celtel's chairman Dr Mo Ibrahim was setting up a trust fund to fight poverty and a commercial fund for responsible investment in Africa.


This is fantastic news for all who have Africa's interest at heart, and I cannot think of a better man to administer these two funds.

Ever since I heard Dr Ibrahim speak at a business conference a couple of years ago, I have been watching the company he started go from strength to strength--spreading its network over more and more countries, winning international awards and plaudits for the way it conducts its business and promotes sustainable economic development on our continent. Celtel is a hugely important business and a credit to Africa and Africans.

You are right to applaud Dr Ibrahim's vision and achievements, but just a couple of...

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