Microsoft to support 10 million African SMEs by 2025

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Microsoft to support 10 million African SMEs by 2025

Microsoft Corporation has announced its pledge to support 10 million African small and medium enterprises by the year 2025.

Lillian Barnard, the President of Microsoft Africa, announced during a press conference in Lagos that she introduced a five-year strategic partnership with Flutterwave.

According to Barnard, Microsoft’s strategy involves equipping SMEs with key resources, essential infrastructure, and robust scaling support, all to nurture their development and foster strategic collaborations.

She stated, “Microsoft is committed to fast-tracking economic growth in Africa through the transformative power of technology – a key part of this involves making it possible for SMEs to acquire the digital financial tools and services they need to succeed.

“We believe greater access to technology and innovation holds the key to building thriving local businesses that will create stronger economies to enable a brighter future for all.”