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Lebanese business tycoon to invest in agriculture

May 4, 2018 By Alusine Sesay

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Hassan Krayem, a Sierra Leonean Lebanese businessman and a philanthropist based in the United Kingdom, is set to visit the country to engage farmers and producers of gari, palm oil and other local commodities in other to find a way of increasing their productivity and also creating space for farmers to export their products to the international market.

Krayem made his intension known through a telephone conversation in which he confirmed that at the moment he is working in partnership with a local company in Freetown to ensure that local agricultural products reach the international market.

Krayem is presently based in the United Kingdom operating five big companies, with a vast distribution network in Europe, United States of America and  Australia. He also owns ACA International Limited, Vertex Training Company, Jumbo Limited and Jumbo Midland Limited.

Through his investment, he has provided jobs for hundreds of young people and also contributed to the socio-economic development of Sierra Leone.

He is not only a businessman but also a philanthropist who has been helping people, including disabled organisations in Sierra Leone. During the Ebola crisis in the country, he played his own part by providing support worth millions of Leones for Ebola victims.

The Sierra Leonean Lebanese businessman has been exporting agricultural products from Sierra Leone to Europe and other parts of the world.

Meanwhile, farmers and the disabled community have expressed delight to have met a man they described as ‘a philanthropist with a God-given heart’, adding that his visit to the country would motivate farmers and disabled people to work hard to reach their goals.