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About seven years ago, Mohammed Dewji, the richest man in Tanzania, was named the ‘Person Of The Year’ by Forbes Africa, a licensed franchise of Forbes. He seems to be upholding that prestigious title regardless of today’s date.

Mohammed Dewji, widely recognized as Tanzania’s wealthiest individual, has recently made headlines with his ambitious plans to invest a staggering $100 million in four Rwandan companies through his conglomerate, MeTL Group. 

This move not only demonstrates Dewji’s commitment to business expansion but also highlights his dedication to fostering economic growth and development in the East African region.

Born on May 8, 1975, in Singida, Tanzania, Mohammed Dewji is a prominent businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of MeTL Group, a diversified conglomerate with interests in various sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, trading, real estate, and logistics. Over the years, Dewji has successfully expanded his business empire, making MeTL Group one of the largest and most influential companies in East Africa.

Mohammed Dewji on expanding investment projects to Rwanda

According to a post on X (formerly Twitter), on Wednesday, September 6, the wealthy businessman from Dar es Salaam, who has a net worth of $1.5 billion, had a meeting in Dar es Salaam with Ildephonse Musafiri, the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, and Nelly Mukazayire, the deputy chief executive of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). The discussions primarily centered around collaboration and strategies to accelerate the group’s investments in Rwanda, as stated by the ministry.

Dewji’s decision to invest heavily in Rwandan companies reflects his confidence in the country’s economic potential and his belief in the importance of cross-border collaborations. The Rwandan economy has experienced remarkable growth and stability in recent years, attracting the attention of investors worldwide. 

What keeps me awake is food sovereignty, food security and how it connects to youth unemployment – Mohammed Dewji

By injecting $100 million into Rwandan businesses, Dewji aims to contribute to the country’s economic development, job creation, and wealth generation.

Furthermore, Dewji’s investment strategy aligns with his broader vision of promoting regional integration and fostering a prosperous East Africa. By pooling resources and expertise, he seeks to leverage synergies and create a more robust and resilient economic ecosystem in the region. Through MeTL Group, Dewji has already established a strong presence in several African countries, and this latest investment initiative in Rwanda further solidifies his commitment to driving economic progress across borders.

Mohammed Dewji’s plan to invest $100 million in four Rwandan companies through MeTL Group not only underscores his status as Tanzania’s wealthiest man but also highlights his dedication to regional economic growth and development. 

By leveraging his business acumen and resources, Dewji aims to contribute to Rwanda’s economic expansion, create employment opportunities, and foster regional integration. His investment serves as a testament to the potential and opportunities that exist within East Africa, offering a beacon of hope for a brighter and more prosperous future for the region.

By Elijah Christopher



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