Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) in its efforts to develop the leather sector in the continent in general and the member states in particular, its Executive Director accompanied by the Cluster Development and Management Expert visited West Kurdufan State, Republic of Sudan.
West Kurdufan State contributes 26% of the total population of the livestock in Sudan with particular variety of sheep (Hamary) which it has big demand in Middle East, North Africa and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States with some camels and considerable number of Goats and cattle.
ALLPI signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the leather sector in all the leather value chain segments in West Kurdufan State and the singing of this (MoU) was Graced by H.E Mohammed Yousif Kiber - Vice President of the Republic of Sudan and H.E Ahmed Ajab Elfaya Governor of West Kurdufan State.
Singing of this MoU is important for West Kurdufan State in its efforts to develop the leather sector since the state has huge potential in term of availability of the raw hide and skins which is not properly utilized and it is going as waste.
Among other activities the Executive Director visited the Sudan Technological University Technical College in Alfola the capital city of west Kurdufan State. West kurdofan state is one of oil producing states in republic of Sudan, therefore, the oil producing companies extended a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in area of drinking water, farms, education and health. In this context, Petro-Energy has expressed its readiness to support the SMEs leather Cluster in Alfola, the Capital city of West Kurdofan State.