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FreeBalance Promotes Government Resource Planning (GRP) at PROMOTE 2011 Conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon


December 1, 2011

Conference to explore economic, financial, commercial and technological partnerships in Africa

Ottawa, Canada (1 December 2011) – FreeBalance, a For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE) software company that helps governments around the world to leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth, is pleased to announce attendance at PROMOTE 2011. This conference will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon at the Yaoundé Congress Hall, 3-11 December 2011. Organizers of PROMOTE 2011 expect more than 1,400 companies and 120,000 visitors will attend the event. Over 29 countries will be represented, including members from the Economic Community of Central African States and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEEAC/CEMAC).

FreeBalance is participating at PROMOTE 2011 in the Canadian Pavilion as part of the economic mission organized by the Canadian Council on Africa, in partnership with Afrique Expansion, the Association of Cameroonians of Canada, the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade of Quebec, and the High Commissioner of Canada in Cameroon. FreeBalance is a member of the Canadian Council on Africa and supports Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms with GRP implementations in Liberia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, and with MCA Namibia.

“We look forward to meeting delegates at PROMOTE 2011 to discuss government resource planning needs in Africa,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO at FreeBalance. “We have seen the positive impact of modern GRP systems in Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, and Uganda. FreeBalance helps these governments improve transparency, governance, and accountability, which leads to improved economic activity and an increase in private investor confidence.”

FreeBalance is uniquely positioned to support PFM reforms in Africa. FreeBalance has successfully assisted governments to implement modern PFM systems in challenging circumstances. The FreeBalance Accountability Suite has been implemented in African and other emerging nation governments where there has been limited connectivity, low bandwidth, lack of electrical power, and low human capacity.

The FreeBalance Accountability Suite is a GRP solution that supports transparency and accountability. FreeBalance solutions for governments and external aid projects and funds simplify administration and reduce transaction costs for government or private organizations managing aid projects. The FreeBalance Accountability Suite automates reporting to donors, project finance management, and project performance management. The FreeBalance solution operates in developing nations around the world, including low-capacity countries, and providing effective donor reporting that meets international standards.

Software solutions from FreeBalance are being used in 19 countries, including Antigua & Barbuda, Afghanistan, Canada, Iraq, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Mongolia, Namibia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Uganda among others.

About FreeBalance
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. FreeBalance solutions are active in 19 countries managing more than a quarter trillion ($US) in annual budgets worldwide. For more information, visit


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Matthew Olivier

Matthew Olivier

Vice President, Marketing at FreeBalance
Matthew is responsible for providing strategic marketing, communication, and business development direction for FreeBalance products, solutions and services. Matthew leads marketing and business development activities to support FreeBalance growth and brand awareness in the GRP market.

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