Posted on May 27, 2015
The vision, initiative and legacy of Consul General Okey Emuchay MFR
9Keys International is a Project Management, marketing and advertising solution provider. Their services and expertise include but is not limited to the identification and programming of commercially viable projects, with total turnkey and strategic business support and solutions. Pride is taken on the success of projects executed and managed up to date but most importantly, the ability to guarantee return on investment.
9Keys International’s highly skilled professional team with a special interest in community enhancement projects is driven by passion to support business and developmental growth, creating jobs and enhancing the overall environment. To be able to deliver on this intent, 9Keys International offers expertise in business modelling, capital raising, project management, system engineering and integration, staff training and training manuals, emergency and disaster planning as well as socio economic management and community development through ICT platforms and integration enabling e-governance.
9Keys International maintain strong business relationships and networks with credible companies, both locally and internationally. Their footprint goes beyond South Africa into Nigeria, Republic of Sudan, Congo, DRC, Angola, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ghana, Liberia, Niger Republic, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Le Sotho and Swaziland. Being informed of the intent of the Nigerian Government to adopt a program in order to establish a Nigerian Cultural Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa under the auspices of the Consulate General of Nigeria, 9 Keys International immediately engaged to support and assist into making this wonderful initiative and legacy of Consul General Okey Emuchay MFR a reality. 9Keys International strongly believe this will not only provide the platform for people and businesses in South Africa to access and obtain first-hand information about Nigeria, its rich cultural heritage and the abundant business potentials available for investment. It will also provide a strategic hub to market the Nigerian tourism sector to the South African community, especially after the recent opening of the South African Tourism Offices in Lagos with Honourable Minister Edem Duke, Nigeria Minister for Tourism, Culture and National Orientation and Honourable Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, South Africa Minister for Tourism. During a visitation by President Goodluck Jonathan to South Africa in May 2013, President Zuma declosed that Nigeria tourists contributed a total of R720 million (estimate N15 billion) to South Africa’s economy in 2012.
In this regard, 9Keys international took initiative to design on the property available a concept of how to support the need to showcase and provide to the current and future generations, the iconic history and solid relationship between Nigeria and South Africa. This cultural centre will become the central platform to provide this information in South Africa and is a proposed BOT (build operate & transfer), private, public partnership (PPP).
The aim of the Nigerian Cultural Centre is to contribute to the construction of a collective reflection around the principal issues of the cultural sector, in particular the relationship within the networks. To create a free and safe space for people to explore culture and to have a say and an investment in culture, both on an individual and a communal level. Lastly to offer an alternative space to investigate and present new creative ideas in a socio/cultural context is one of the main functions of this independent Nigerian Cultural Centre.