Traders of Africa (TOFA) is an online platform geared towards driving intra-Africa trade. TOFA is already available in Uganda, Nigeria, and Rwanda. It is now set to launch next in Kenya in the coming month. TOFA will next move to Ghana, after the Kenya launch.
This e-commerce platform aims at developing an online marketplace for goods and services from the continent. TOFA physically engages merchants from across the continent. The platform has over 9,000 verified merchants, and it plans to verify the buyers and sellers to curb theft. TOFA has partnered with Ecobank to provide Escrow for deal settlements.
Uju Uzo-Ojinnaka, the TOFA CEO said, “TOFA’s dream is to get all 54 African countries on board in the next 24 months and plans to onboard Mali, Zambia, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso & Tanzania over the next 6 months.
Uzo-Ojinnaka further said, TOFA intends to create sustainable wealth for individuals, communities, organizations, and nation states across Africa. The catalog of goods and services listed on TOFA include agricultural produce, wood & furniture, food stuff, leather, textile, mineral products, construction, and beverages.
Trading on TOFA will kick off on September 1st, 2017.