Addressing Journalists during at a press conference in Accra the Managing Director of Jumia- Ghana, Funlola Abe, noted that her outfit has the strong mandate to make the e-commerce business the way forward for the Ghanaian economy.
According to her, Jumia believes in innovation and changing economies around the world of which Ghana is no exception.
Jumia has pioneered e-commerce in Ghana and attracted huge foreign investment leading to a rise in the industry’s contribution to Ghana’s GDP.
“Jumia has raised over $326 million from Goldman Sachs: a US investment bank; AXA, a French Insurance Multinational and MTN, a South African Telecommunications giant, among other investors”, she stated.
The company can also boast of assorted brands on its website, top-notch customers service and timely delivery of goods.
According to her, Jumia is also part of Internet Group which was founded in 2012 with an investment from Rocket Internet a German internet group.
She said, as part of the celebrations, Jumia is giving its customers up to 75% discount on all items from now till 7th April.
Customers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to grab any items of their choice from the platform. Since the company is celebrating customers , partners and employees who have been instrumental in creating the Jumia brand in Ghana.
“As part of our second anniversary celebration, Jumia has lined up a number of activities which will be announced at a later date via website and social media platforms”, she noted.
Jumia and Africa Internet Group is the leading e-commerce platform in Africa with a presence in 11 countries.
Since its launching in 2012 , the company has transformed the way in which African consumers shop by offering them the opportunity to buy all kinds valuable items. Ranging from fashion items to electronics.
Jumia is also part of a larger ecosystem of companies supported by African Internet Group (AIG), the leading internet platform in Africa with a network of companies including Carmudi , Easy Taxi, Everjobs, hellofood,Jovago, Kaymu, Lumudi , Vendito and Zando across 23 African countries.
By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/NewsGhana.com.gh