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RWANDA:
THE LAND OF
THOUSAND
HILLS
Zimbabwe
government
reviewing VAT
on foreign
visitors
Lupita
Nyong'o named
world's most
beautiful
person
Foundation
stone laid for
ambitious
airport project
in Tanzania
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Zimbabwe government reviewing
VAT on foreign visitors
India, South Africa trade
up 31% at $7.6 b
Foundation stone laid for
ambitious airport project
in Tanzania
Z
imbabwe government is in
the process of reviewing the
15% Value Added Tax (VAT)
it levied on the tourism sector late
last year, amid indications more
foreign visitors are cancelling
international bookings to
Zimbabwe.
The levy has led to an outcry
by tourism sector players who
argue that the 15% VAT on foreign
tourist arrivals has made the
country an uncompetitive and
expensive destination for tourists.
Finance minister Patrick
Chinamasa made the proposal
in the 2014 national budget
presentationlastyearinDecember.
Tourism and Hospitality Industry
minister Walter Mzembi said he
met with his Finance counterpart
Chinamasa last week to discuss
the reviewing of the measure.
“He [Chinamasa] asked us to
do more work on the 15% VAT
on foreign arrivals. A committee
has been set up by the finance
ministry to do a thorough review
of the move and a cost-benefit
analysis,” he said.
Mzembi said the ministry’s
Bilateral trade between India and
South Africa grew 31 per cent
to $7.6 billion in the just ended
financial year (April-March 2013-
14), against $5.8 billion in the
same period last fiscal.
Speaking to Business Line on
the occasion of 20 years since the
end of apartheid in South Africa,
Pule I Malefane, Consul General,
Republic of South Africa, said both
the countries managed to improve
trade relations despite the
economic growth in South Africa
slowing down to 2.5 per cent in
the financial year ended March,
2014, against 3.8 per cent logged
in the same period last fiscal.
“Many Indian companies
have invested in South Africa last
fiscal. Prominent among them are
$15-billion investment by Apollo
Tyres, and $8 billion by KLT
Tanzania President Kikwete
laid the foundation stone of one
of Tanzania’s most ambitious
aviation infrastructure projects,
the construction of a brand new
terminal at the Julius Nyerere
International Airport.
Like most major airports in
the East African region, has JNIA
in Dar es Salaam long reached
its projected capacity and is now
handling twice as many passengers
as was initially foreseen.
The new Terminal 3 will inject
fresh capacity for future growth of
more flights and more passengers
argument was about the timing
of the move and its impact on the
tourism sector which was still in its
growth stages.
“Such moves should be gradual
and futuristic looking as failure
to do so will result in booking
cancellations,” he said.
Analysts posit that the 15%
VAT charge will dampen average
hotel room and bed occupancy
levels expected to improve this
year to 61% and 42% respectively.
The increased taxation has led
to an increase in prices for tourists’
accommodation and related
tourism services.
Players in the sector argue that
besides rendering Zimbabwe an
expensive destination as compared
to other countries in the region,
the sudden change in rates to
international buyers who had
already booked before the levy did
not augur well for the sector.
“We met them [finance
ministry]. I facilitated the meeting
which had two major items on the
agenda. This was at a time when
the issue of special economic
zones was being concluded. Major
aspects [of the discussion] were
statutory instrument 172 and 173
with regard to the importation of
capital goods,” said Mzembi.
He said the tourism sector’s
submissions were made in order
to review what should qualify as
capital goods.
“In that regard, we were
successful and we are making
positive headway,” he said.
The rebate of duty on capital
goods was re-introduced at the
beginning of this year subject to
review after a period of 12 months.
The tourism sector began
to pick up during the era of the
inclusive government in 2009
after a decade-long economic
meltdown.
Customs duty on motor
vehicles imported by safari
operators was also suspended, a
move tourism players said was
a positive development for the
tourism sector as it enabled the
sector to recapitalise and retool,
thus setting a firm base for growth.
The international travel bans
and warnings previously issued
were scrapped following the
to the tune of 6 million passengers
per year and will be a state-of-
the-art facility reflecting the
latest technologies and facilities
A newspaper committed to
educating people about real estate,
rent and land acquisition has been
launched in Accra.
The bi-weekly newspaper called
Realty Advertising Newspaper will
chronicle Ghana's luxurious and
affordable estates, introduce key
personalities in the industry, feature
businesses and property developers
across the country. Speaking at the
launch, Managing editor of Realty
Advertising Newspaper, Audrey
Agyiri said the 40 page newspaper
will be the mouthpiece of the real
estate industry in the country.
According to her, “the newspaper
comes at a time when Ghana is
repositioning itself at the premium
end of global real estate market
to make housing in the country
affordable to people”.
Audrey Agyiri noted that some
of the highlights in the maiden
edition include tales of a tenant ten
mistakes to avoid when building in
Ghana, duties and responsibilities
of architects, property care, and
government’s view on affordable
homes. “Realty Advertising
Newspaper will be your compass to
get you what you are looking for in
real estate” she added.
On his part, Chief Executive
Officer of Micgabs Publishing
House, Shalom Owusu-Sekyere
said their decision to publish a real
estate newspaper is borne out of
the growing interest for luxury and
affordable properties in the country.
He indicated that housing is
a basic need in every society and
thus improved housing markets will
benefit investors in the real estate
business. “Realty newspaper
will be an effective platform for
advertisers to reach their target
audiences” he added. Mr. Owusu-
Sekyere said the newspaper to be
sold at GHC5.00 will be available
at selected shops and newsstands
across the country.
Modern Ghana
Real Estate
newspaper
launched in
Accra
Automotive and Tubular Products.
Exim Bank has opened a branch in
South Africa to promote bilateral
trade,” he said.
between India, Brazil and South
Africa (IBSA) is expected to be
held in the later half of this year.
The three countries
have formed the body to
represents three important
poles for galvanizing South-
South cooperation and greater
understanding and cooperation
between three continents.
“The meeting was supposed
to be held in the first half of 2014,
but had to be postponed as all the
three countries are going to polls
this year. We will fix a data before
end of this year,” he said.
The intra-IBSA traded recently
touched $23 billion.
Malefane expects free trade
agreement will also be discussed
afresh by the new government
which will take charge soon.
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including enough check-in desks
for airlines; a state-of-the-art,
baggage-handling system; the
latest security measures; lounges;
restaurants; and shops. The
new terminal, several times the
size of the existing facility, has
received support from the Dutch
government via grants and loan
guarantees, and it is no wonder,
therefore, that the main contractor
comes from The Netherlands.
The estimated cost was given
as over 500 billion Tanzania
shillings, making it one of the
largest investments in aviation
infrastructure the country has
ever undertaken.
Work is also continuing
at Tanzania’s second largest
airport, Kilimanjaro International,
equally supported by the Dutch
modicum of economic stability
brought about by the government
of national unity.
Government introduced VAT
in 2003 but the tourism sector
was exempted from tax payments
as it was duly recognised as an
exporter.
The reduction in tourist
arrivals as a result of the increase
in prices will subsequently lead to
reduced growth for the travel and
tourism sector.
This development, experts
argue, will contribute to increased
unemployment levels which are
estimated to be well above 80%.
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Zimbabwe Tourism and Hospitality
Industry Minister Walter Mzembi
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government.
Tanzania started three years
ago, in line with resolutions by the
East African Community, to work
on renovating and expanding
aviation facilities across the
country, and while much work
remains to be done, major projects
have been completed like the
much-improved Bukoba airport
and the newly-expanded Songwe
Airport near Mbeya which now
receives regular flights by not just
turboprops but also jets of the size
of an Airbus A319.
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Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President,
Tanzania
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The long standing democracy
not only attracts foreign
investment but also ensures that
their interest is protected and any
trade issues are settled amicably
under the well-defined law of the
land, said Malefane.
The next meeting of the
international tripartite grouping
MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
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Indian exports to
West Africa record
high growth
Pathway
International
recognized by
IMTJ Awards
India's exports to West Africa for
the period April 2013 to February
2014 totalled around $6 billion,
recording a 22.55 percent growth
over the past year, a foreign trade
performance analysis by the
department of commerce under
India's ministry of commerce and
industry has revealed.
Nigeria topped the list with
Rs.14,526.49 crore as against
Rs.13,416.91 crore over the
previous period and registered
a growth of 8.27 percent. Ghana
followed with Rs.4,651.73 crore as
against Rs.3,591.09 and registered
a 29.54 percent growth.
Benin registered Rs.4,384.08
crore as against Rs.2,276.32 crore
and recorded a growth of 92.60
percent over the period. Exports
to Togo were worth Rs.2,524.91
crore, a growth of 67.25 per cent
of the previous year's figure of
Rs.1,509.68. Senegal recorded
a 0.64 percent growth over
the previous year's figure of
Rs.1,964.35 crore to Rs2,396.30
crore for the period from April
2013 to February 2014.
Exports to Cote d'Ivoire did not
fare well as it registered a minus
13.14 percent fall from Rs.1,964.35
crore to Rs.1,706.30 crore.
Cameroon showed a slight
increase from Rs.1,235.49 crore
to Rs.1,470.65 crore. Liberia
performed better registering a
growth of 149.59 percent which
saw exports rising from Rs.580.92
crore to Rs.1,449.91 crore.
Guinea also saw a slight
increase of 14.19 percent
recording Rs.1,124.07 crore from a
FROM PAGE 01
The enthralling world of
Seychelles grasps an exclusivity
of its own, and this, mingled
with a natural legacy, captivating
panoramas, peaceful sunsets,
hypnotic beaches, lovely people,
colorful and vibrant market place,
almighty sights of plush foot hills
and titillating marine life…. is a
complete direction of lifetime!!!
The Vanilla Islands of the
Indian Ocean Region is a term
that has textured in the domain
of leisure industry since couple of
years ago but that is fast grabbling
the attention of the world of
tourism.
Yet again, the revitalizing air
in Seychelles was jam-packed
with the essence of the carnival
International de Victoria with its
4th edition.
The carnival of carnivals in
Victoria, Seychelles, has turned
out to be one of the capital's most
prevalentandawaitedhappenings.
The carnival is held each year to
rejoice the assortment of ethos
within this trifling nirvana on
earth. An outstandingly Creole
custom makes the carnival very
diverse and unique, not in only
culture, but traditionally and
faithfully as well. No doubt, the
carnival of carnivals has grown
bigger and better each year and
has fetched lots of attention to the
Seychelles islands.
A dialogue with the press
took place on the 24th April
in the main lounge of the Fast
Ferry ‘Cat Coco’ after a slow ride
to the Beau Vallon to give all the
contingent of International Press
an opportunity to catch Seychelles
from the sea and to experience a
spectacular sunset, that Seychelles
is so known for.
Minister Alain St.Ange,
Minister for Tourism and Culture
of Seychelles had the integrity to
expose the carnival on 25 April
and was continuously fenced by
press personalities from right
across the world as the carnival
parade closed.
The official opening of the
carnival once again took place in
Victoria on the afternoon of the
first day of the event.
Carnaval International de
Victoria made its entrance on the
country’s events calendar in 2011.
This year fresh embellishments
to the merriments, encompassed
Mozambique as well as the
return of Dusseldorf (Germany).
Mozambique and Germany
paraded alongside with countries
such as Brazil, South Africa,
Madagascar, Mayotte, Britain,
Rodrigues, Trinidad and Tobago,
United States, Zimbabwe and
Indonesia.
The Notting Hill Carnival
Company from Brazil electrified
the audiences with new costumes
from five costumed groups,
demonstrating the display of
themes, one being the ‘Celebration
of Mama Africa’, another being
‘Music of the Caribbean’.
The Korean Carnaval team
instituting of an artistic group
NONI performed Samul nori
(Korean traditional percussion
music) and took the attention of
the audiences.
The Kenyan troupe presented
their jumping and bridal dances
in the parade. The Kenyan Maasai
are famed for their sparkling
dancing and colorful clothes and
are one of the most well-known of
Kenya’s many diverse tribes.
Lisa Haley (fiddler player
and Grammy Nominee) & the
Zydekats from USA gave a unique
break to the spectators to pick up
Cajun and Zydeco music. During
the float parade on the second day,
the streets of Victoria was filled
with colors.
The foreign partaking was
heightened by 26 local floats
put together by top companies
as Air Seychelles, the Kempinski
Seychelles Resort, the Constance
Ephelia Resort & Spa, Le Meridien
Fisherman`s Cove, and the
Seychelles Tourism Academy,
among many others.
A Carnival in the Carnival
“Kiddies carnival” particularly
intended to interest kids took
place on 27th April, the last day of
the carnival.
Continually evolving, the
list of co-sponsors Carnaval
International de Victoria has
grown; South Africa joined the
Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion
and Mayotte. The closing
ceremony, saw the performances
of all the participating countries.
Angelique Gerber, the South
African actress and Marie Payet,
Miss Reunion 2011 were the
master of ceremony opening.
The Seychelles Tourism
Board did its best to stand
up to the requirements of
visitors and participants of the
carnival, through accommodation,
transport, etc. A record breaking
number of 151 journalists from
around the world covered this
colorful carnival.
Air Seychelles and Etihad
were major corporate partner of
the carnival festival. Seychelles
carnival song, “Ole Ola en sel
lavwa’’ hypnotized the audiences
of the carnival to the fullest.
The 5th edition of the
Seychelles International Carnival
of Victoria will be held between
24th and 26th April, when it will
once again be converted to a focal
point for reps from the world’s
most famous carnivals who will be
called to the islands to take part in
this exhilarating international
event.
previous figure of Rs.984.40 crore.
Similarly, Mali also registered an
improvement over the previous
year recording a 70.92 per cent
growth from Rs.350.38 crore to
Rs.598.86 crore.
Burkina Faso recorded
a growth of 38.82 percent
moving from Rs.406.18 crore to
Rs.563.86, whilst Sierra Leone
recorded a negative 40.26 growth
by registering Rs.512.87 crore
as against a previous figure of
Rs.858.44 crore.
Niger registered a 73.97
percent growth increasing its
Indian imports from Rs.287.42
crore to Rs.458.85 crore whilst
Gambia recorded an increase from
Rs.266.27 crore to Rs.458.85 crore.
Guinea Bissau recorded a 210
percent growth with a figure of
Rs109.85crorefromRs.35.44crore
in the corresponding time last year.
The total Indian exports, including
re-exports, up to March 2014 were
valued$9.57billion(Rs.180,469.82
crore) which was 3.15 percent
lower in dollar terms (8.61
percent higher in rupee terms)
than the level of $30.54 billion
(Rs.166,159.46 crore) during
March 2013. Cumulative value of
exports for the period April 2013
to March 2014 was $312,355.45
million (Rs.1,892,892.23 crore)
as against $300,400.69 million
(Rs.1,634,318.84 crore) registering
a growth of 3.98 percent in dollar
terms and growth of 15.82 percent
in rupee terms over the same
period last year.
Overall imports for the same
period were valued at $40.08
billion (Rs.244,579.27 crore)
representing a negative growth
of 2.11 percent in dollar terms
and growth of 9.79 percent in
rupee terms over the level of
imports valued at $40.94 billion
(Rs.222,774.70 crore) in March,
2013. Cumulative value of imports
for the period April 2013 to
March 2014 was $450.9 billion
(Rs.2,719,206.15 crore) as against
$449.07 billion (Rs.2,669,161.96
crore) registering a negative
growth of 8.11 percent in dollar
terms and growth of 1.87 percent
in rupee terms over the same
period last year.
India Africa Connect
‘Healthy people make a healthy
country,’ yes, we can definitely
quote it as health cannot be
snubbed and the booming African
continent understood the need
of it. The health sector in Africa
is truly riding the stairway of
development. In the recent past,
a Kenyan organization, Pathway
International among thirteen other
companies got acknowledgement
as the best in medical tourism at the
International Medical Travel Awards
which kicked off in Dubai. Pathway
International is known for its novelty
and excellence in the medical travel,
medical tourism and health tourism
industry. It has been delineated as
the Medical Travel Agency of the
year as it expedites medical visits
for patients seeking treatment in
Kenya and foreign countries.
Simon Karo, the founder and
CEO, Pathway International while
accepting the International Medical
Tourism Journal (IMTJ) award,
asserted, “We seek to connect
our patients to the best healthcare
options, where can evaluate the
various options of treatment,
access a wider range of experts
and the best treatment at the
lowest cost. This award is made
possible by the immense support
we have received from all doctors
and hospital partners who we
work hand in hand, as well as our
dedicated staff.” Worth mentioning,
Pathway International is said to be
dedicated to ensure Kenya become
the leader as the medical travel
destination in Africa.
Furthermore, medical tourism
in Africa is fairly new and is
a growing industry presently
evaluated at $100 billion with India
progressively coming out as an
attractive medical destination for
the continent due to its affordability
and quality of service. If Al Jazeera
is to be believed India received 1.1
million medical tourists between
2009 and 2012 i.e. earning $2.4
billion.
Also, the Chairman of the
judging panel and Managing Editor
of IMTJ Keith Pollard during the
event asserted, “Medical travel
is an exciting and growing global
industry, with many providers
delivering excellence in both
medical care and customer service.
The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards
are the first independent awards to
recognize those who are the best of
the best and hopefully to encourage
others to emulate them. The judges
wanted to reward innovation and
excellence, highlight best practice
and celebrate those who are
leading the way in the industry and
delivering successful outcomes for
patients.”
Simon Karo, Founder and CEO,
Pathway International
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mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
Rwanda is an attractive
country with an
outstanding climate and
welcoming people. The steady and
dedicated government has made
great development over the past
decade and made Rwanda perhaps
the safest place in Africa today.
The natural quality of Rwandan
tea and the potential to boost the
production from existing tea-fields
strongly support investment.
Geographical Landscape
Rwanda is a landlocked country
located in Central Africa, to the
east of the Democratic Republic of
the Congo. Its countryside consists
of grasslands and rolling hills, and
it has a temperate climate. The
largest body of water is Lake Kivu,
but there are other numerous
lakes around the country, notably
Burera, Ruhondo, Muhazi and
Mugesera. Much of the country’s
26,338 km2 is impressively
mountainous, the highest peak
being Karisimbi (4,507m) in the
volcanic Virunga chain protected
by the Volcanoes National Park.
Although Rwanda is located only
two degrees south of the equator,
Rwanda’s high elevation makes the
climate temperate.
Economic Structure
Primarily a subsistence agriculture
economy with 90% of the labour
force engaged in farming, Rwanda
nonetheless produces for export
some of the finest tea and coffee
in the world. Other industries
include sugar, fishing and flowers,
cement, beer production, soft
drinks, soap, furniture, shoes,
textiles, pharmaceuticals. Rwanda
joined the East African Community
and is aligning its budget, trade,
and immigration policies with its
regional partners.
Why Rwanda?
Rwanda has made significant
progress over the past decade.
It has established a stable
government, secured peace and
safety in its territory, and begun
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dung ‘paintings’. Dominated by
black, brown and white whorls
and other geometric abstractions,
these unique and earthy works can
be bought in Kigali, but it’s worth
diverting to source to see how the
paintings are reflected in local
house decorations.
Cuisine
The cuisine of Rwanda is based
on local staple food produced by
the traditional subsistence-level
agriculture and has historically
varied between the country’s
different ethnic groups. Ugali
(or bugali) is a paste made from
maize and water, to form porridge
–like consistency that is eaten
throughout East Africa. Isombe
is made from mashed cassava
leaves and served with dried fish.
Matoke is a dish made from baked
or steamed plantains. The most
common food being beans, bananas,
sweet potatoes, potatoes, and
sorghum. Dairy products are also
broadly consumed, particularly a
traditional drink of curdled milk.
hills’ is one of the most extremely
beautiful places of the African
continent. Rwanda has many
attractive beaches, lakes,
mountains and an extremely rich
wildlife reserve. Rwanda also has
national parks, national museum,
eco-tourism and scope for many
exciting tourist activities like
biking, trekking, mountain biking
andshoppingfacilities.Thecountry
is blessed with a very positive
climate, fine food, lodging facilities
and a rich cultural heritage of arts
and crafts. Tourists can enjoy a
thrilling vacation trip to Rwanda
and its adjoining cities. Rwandan
tourism industry is fast booming
and more and more tourists are
readytoexplorethiscomparatively
quieter and peaceful country of
African continent.
Arts & Crafts
From ceramics and basketry to
traditional woodcarvings and
contemporary paintings, an
extensive range of traditional
handicrafts is produced in rural
Rwanda. An excellent place to
persue and purchase modern art
work is the capital’s Centre for the
Formation of Arts, where a good
selection of crafted artifacts can
be viewed in the main market or
street stalls in Kigali.
The local co-operative in
the village of Nyakarimbi near
the Rusumo Falls border with
Tanzania produce a distinctively
Rwandan craft which is the cow
restoring and reforming the
economy. It has also expressed
an inspiring vision of its future –
Vision 2020. Three good reasons
to invest in Rwanda are:
Aninvestor-friendlyattitude:
The Government of Rwanda is
intensely aware that achieving
the objectives of its Vision
2020 requires a considerable
contribution by foreign investors,
who need to be welcomed and
assisted on the ground.
Varied opportunities: There
areopportunitiesinmanufacturing,
where Rwanda’s landlocked
nature and the high cost of imports
offer a certain natural protection to
small investors targeting the local
market. There are opportunities
in agriculture, in the processing
and export of coffee and tea, as
well as in the virtually unexploited
potential in horticulture and
herbal products, where the terrain
and climate are strong advantages.
Soft assets: It offers a safe
and peaceful environment. It has
a strongly development oriented
Government, with a coherent
vision of the future and a serious
commitment to sustained reform.
Lastly, Rwanda is an exceptionally
beautiful country with a temperate
climate(onaccountofitselevation),
which would be very appealing to
most foreign investors as a place
to live in.
Discover Rwanda
Rwanda, ‘the land of a thousand
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Rock Climbing
With mountains everywhere, Rwanda
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Gorilla Trekking
These giant apes are a truly
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RWANDATHE LAND OF THOUSAND HILLS
MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
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The first smartwatch to be
launched in July
AfDB a key player in Africa to support
global environment with the GEF
Setting its foundation
stone in 1958 with a desire to
create a happier, better life, LG
has introduced an official site
committedtoteasingtechnophiles
about the upcoming launch of its
G Watch. The G watch anticipated
to go on sale in July and to cost
less than $300, will use Google's
new Android Wear operating
system and will be focused on
furnishing significant information
and notifications to the wearer's
wrist at exactly the right moment.
The new site supplies more
information and images of the
device but did not revealed
much information on specs and
functions.Asofnow,onthebasisof
the facts provided, the watch will
be dust and water resistant and
will be obtainable in champagne
gold as well as a stealthy-looking
all black finish. LG is being very
cautious not to give any hints
as to the watch's dimensions
or processor specifications.
However, the company expressed
that, unlike a lot of smartwatches
already out there (most notably
those manufactured by its main
competitor, Samsung), the G
Watch screen will always be
illuminated; there will be no need
to tap it, shake it, or speak to it
for it to wake up. The innovative
watch have no buttons and so
will answer either to onscreen
touches or to voice commands.
For instance, just say, "OK Google"
to prime it and then ask for a
weather update or access to the
music library.
The first smartwatch using
Android Wear operating system
is scheduled to get launch in
June and, unlike LG, Motorola
has made gigantic efforts to
feature the device's desirability
and the substantial investment
it has made in design and in the
selection of superior materials
so that the watch feels and
looks more like something from
Switzerland than from Japan.
environmental agreements.
Gilbert Mbesherubusa, AfDB
Vice-President of Infrastructure,
Private Sector and Regional
Integration, commended the
announcement of the record
funding in GEF-6 and said, “With
the African continent bound
to register the most significant
economic growth over the
decades to come, the African
Development Bank will need to
be at the forefront to ensure that
economic growth is in line with
the Sustainable Development
Goals and the Bank’s Ten-Year
Strategy (2013–2022). The
GEF, having the same vision of
sustainable development as the
AfDB, will be a key ally in this
endeavour.”
Since 2007, the partnership
between the GEF and the AfDB
has been growing substantially
to achieve environmentally smart
and transformational change in
Africa. As of April 2014, the overall
portfolio of projects managed
by the AfDB amounts to US $187
million allocated to 26 projects
and programs over the continent.
These GEF resources managed by
the AfDB have leveraged over US
$1.2 billion in co-financing from
the AfDB’s own resources, African
governments and the private
sector. The well diversified
portfolio among sectors highlights
the fact that half of its activities
are geared towards adaptation to
climate change.
AfDB
Thirty donor countries pledged
a record amount of US $4.43
billion for the Global Environment
Facility (GEF) on April 17 to
support developing countries’
efforts over the next four years
to prevent degradation of the
global environment. The African
Development Bank, as one of the
implementing agencies of the
GEF since 2007, is a key player to
foster a sustainable development
path in Africa.
The funding will support projects
in more than 140 countries,
including 54 in Africa to tackle
a broad range of threats to the
global environment, including
climate change, deforestation,
land degradation, extinction
of species, toxic chemicals and
waste, and threats to oceans and
freshwater resources. The GEF
is the main global mechanism
to support developing countries
to take action to fulfill their
commitments under the
world’s major multilateral
Facebook free for Tigo customers
The social network pioneer,
Facebook, has entered into
partnership with domestic
cellular company, Tigo, to award
its customers with free access to
FacebookinKiswahilithroughtheir
mobile phones. Commenting at the
launch of the partnership in Dar
es Salaam, Tigo General Manager
Diego Gutierrez expressed that it
is for the first time that Facebook
will be complimentary on any
mobile network in East Africa. He
added, "What this partnership
means is that Tigo customers can,
for the first time, access Facebook
through their handsets without
incurring any data charges and
Tigo customers in Tanzania will
be connected with the social
media network's 1.2 billion users
worldwide.”
Articulating his thoughts
on this new version in
Kiswahili, he conveyed, "It
is the first time any major
social media company has
made a version in Kiswahili,
the national language
spoken by Tanzanians
and majority of the people
in East, Central and Southern
African region. Facebook has
been a fantastic driver of data on
mobile networks. With this unique
partnership, we are making Tigo
stand out from the crowd and
giving many customers their first
taste of the internet and social
media, in Kiswahili. That's what
creating the digital lifestyle is
all about, and it reinforces our
strategy to encourage more Tigo
customers to use data as part
of their daily communications
activity."
The fruitful partnership
is part of Facebook's current
Internet.org initiative instigated
by the company's founder, Mark
Zuckerberg. The innovative
service is anticipated to discover
and open new frontiers to
Tanzanians and to other Kiswahili
speakers by presenting them new
business, educational and other
socio-economic opportunities
across the world. Besides five
East African Community (EAC)
member states, Kenya, Tanzania,
Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi,
Kiswahili is also spoken in regions
of Malawi, Somali, Zambia, the
Democratic Republic of Congo and
Mozambique.
With this launch, Tanzania, the
country identified for being the
birthplace of Kiswahili language,
becomes the first in the region to
spotlight this language globally,
a breakthrough that Tigo, its
parent company Millicom and
Facebook takes credit for. Further,
Nicola D' Elia, Facebook Director
for International Growth and
Partnerships commented, "We're
excited to be working with Tigo
again to give more people in
Tanzania the ability to share
and connect free of data charges
across Facebook apps and mobile
website, and now in the traditional
language of Kiswahili."
MTN started its journey with
commencement of single licence
in South Africa in 1994, and
expanded its network drastically
and is still climbing the stairs of
success. Recently, MTN Group
has been delineated as the only
South African company on the
World Champions list. The list
accumulated by analysts from
American multinational financial
services company, Citi Group,
comprises of world companies
operating at a large scale
and leading their respective
industries. In the same strain,
MTN Group President and
CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa asserted,
“Being named on the World
Champions list is exciting
and humbling, especially as
MTN commemorates its 20th
anniversary this year. This
global recognition signifies that
we continue to play a vital role
in our industry.”
Furthermore, MTN is listed
together with iconic global
companies including Apple,
Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
According to analysts, MTN
has been chosen as one of the
World Champions taking in
consideration the operations of
company in 21 countries and
is number 1 player in 15 of its
markets and number 2 in the
rest. According to Dabengwa,
MTN is a pioneering company,
and continues to be innovative
to enhance shareholder value
and transform the lives of its
customers through technology
and attributes that is the key
reason for the company’s
success thus far.
MTN now on the World Champions list
mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
FRANKLY SPEAKING06
Shifting the fortune of Africa
I urge in light of
the economic and
financial challenges
in the U.S. and in
the eurozone to
encourage our
traditional supporters
not to abandon their
pledges to Africa.
H.E. Mr. Jacob zuma
President of the South Africa
By kirit sobti,
editor, iat
editor@indoafricatimes.com
Uganda, sitting on a "pile of uranium",
is seeking India's knowhow to develop
its reserves and open up new vistas of
energy The booming continent, Africa’s
rising financial sector has opened up
new and more opportunities for India
and Indian corporates. Presently, Africa
is witnessing strong growth from its
financial and banking sector. In 1978,
the sector drove DHL’s expansion into
Africa when global banks needed to
get certification to Africa, according to
Sumesh Rahavendra of DHL Express SSA.
He asserts that the Africa’s increased
political stability, growing economy and
willingness to trade with international
partners offers a prominent opportunity
for financial facility bodies to enhance
their network among customer base and
derive revenue from traditional banking
products.
Sumesh Rahavendra also notes that
retail banking is an imperative emphasis
for both international and regional banks
and requires these bodies to extend their
foothold in Africa. The financial bodies
need to make financial services products
available in regions left unexplored.
Worth focusing is that the opportunities
for financial facility bodies or say entities
routing to Africa constitutes of trade
finance for corporate customers and
retail banking for private individuals as
it seems to be the most immediate needs
in the region.
If KPMG’s 2014 Financial Services
in Africa report is to be believed, retail
banking in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
is anticipated to grow at a compound
annual rate of 15% between now
and 2020. Thus, getting the sector’s
contribution to Africa’s collective GDP to
19% from an estimated 11% in 2009.
Nevertheless, it has been observed
that the success strategy in Africa also
includes being exposed to prospects
in historically unappealing regions.
With financial sector reaching heights,
Rahavendra concluded, “While perceived
risks may be high, the rewards are
equally so since Africans are discerning
consumers and readily pay for quality
products and services.”
Booming finance
sector of Africa opens
opportunities for
India
Africa has, for
long, been our
favoured continent
and upgrading our
representative office
of the past five years
to branch banking in
South Africa is one
more step in that
direction.
The existing
foreign aid
model should
be renovated,
and the new
system should
take a more
nuanced
view of
international
development.
rates or does it include a noticeable alteration in the
lives of a considerable portion of the population of
a country? For this drive, ‘development’ is mostly
progress, be it economic, social or cultural, that
serves the basic needs of both today and tomorrow.
This desires to comprise five interconnected
freedoms; viz., economic opportunities, political
freedoms, social freedoms, transparency and
protective security. Under development befalls when
these basic needs and freedoms are deprived of or
not equally available to all members of the populace.
Undevelopment is not the absence of development.
It results from the uneven nature of human social,
political and economic development. ‘Development’
to me means much more than economic growth as
assessed by enhancement in GDP per capita. In like
way, a decline in GDP growth rate does not inevitably
mean there is underdevelopment.
Two questions are relevant: firstly, is there any
strong connection between foreign aid and (under)
development in Africa? Secondly, has aid thrived in
making Africa better or has it damaged development?
There is no settlement on the suitable responses to
these questions. In many circumstances, people have
convinced central confidence systems and follows
that stimulus their acuities of what development
should necessitate. If these factors are overlooked,
one cannot have a complete thoughtfulness of
the kinetics of aid, politics and socio-economic
development in Africa.
To a large extent, Africa’s growth hinge on
“African private sector entrepreneurs, African civic
activists and African political reformers… not on
what ineffective, bureaucratic, unaccountable
and poorly informed and motivated outsiders do”.
Besides, there is continuous debt repairing where
receivers regularly report to patrons and try to
keep things “normal” thus ignoring domestic issues
and development. Loans put Africa in debt and it
has to spend perpetuity in a merry-go-round affair
to postpone and negotiate “to keep gross inflows
sufficient to fund debt servicing outflows.”
It is challenging to settle from the many
arguments above particularly since there is no sole
magic rod to grasp development to appear. Most
of the so-called observed studies emphasize on
economic growth in the macro-economic sense
without taking grasp that development is much
bigger than just statistically substantial upgrading in
GDP per capita. The authenticity is that there could
still be extensive poverty in the
grassroots even when a
country is apparent to have
reached considerable levels
of macro-economic growth.
Given the indistinct
and vague nature of
experiential literature
on aid efficiency, there
cannot be a stable
conclusion that aid
has led to (under)
development in Africa.
However, I repeat my
debate that unless aid/
development deliberations
include socio-cultural factors,
it cannot be fully appreciated
why foreign aid has flunked to
bring development in Africa.
S
ignal of futile foreign aid is widespread in Africa.
The discussion on how aid can be vigorous
and enhance to Africa’s growth is, on the other
hand, still enduring dispossessed of any strong
way forward. The wide spread gap between the
developed and developing countries has subjugated
international associations and peacekeeping for a
long time. Yet, there is hint that decades of foreign
aid have done petty in shifting the fortunes of
many African states, most of which are presently
undergoing low growth rates. Foreign aid flows from
developed to developing countries have been greeted
as the answer to world poverty.
These aids meets many challenges. The hardest
relays to the Millennium Developments Goals (MDGs).
The main MDG target - sinking the percentage of
people living in utmost poverty to half by 2015 - on
present tendencies will not be attained in sub-
Saharan Africa. Still seemingly hopeful predictions
propose that the MDG income poverty target will not
be achieved in sub-Saharan Africa until 2147, some
132 years late.
The many enlightened objectives that aid is likely
to attain are introduced on the central hypothesis
that aid works in reducing poverty. Yet the efficiency
of aid in plummeting poverty and realizing other
related developmental results, counting pre-
conditions for poverty reduction, has been called into
question for many decades.
The inflow of vast amounts of foreign aid can
have risky consequences on the governments of
the receiving countries, and can end up doing more
damage and good in several conditions. Nevertheless,
discernment by donor countries on the cornerstone
of standards of governance makes new difficulties.
The existing foreign aid model should be renovated,
and the new system should take a more nuanced view
of international development.
Several detractors go so far as to tag aid as
damaging, a disappointment or as counterproductive
in terms of the efficiency criteria.
Complementing the MDGs is a lately originated
optimism allied with official aid. This is grounded
on discoveries of a budding body of experiential
examination on the macroeconomic influence of these
inflows, most of which includes the econometric
analysis of panel data sets. Aid now seems to work
in the logic that per capita economic growth would
have been poorer in its absenteeism. This is pure,
unmistakable finding of virtually all pragmatic
studies conducted over the last seven or eight years.
Foreign aid is meant at endorsing development,
but what is (under) development? Is it GDP growth
Alok Misra
Chairman and Managing
Director of Bank of India
MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
TRAVEL&tourism 07
S
eychelles islands are different, faithfully
echoing their epithet: another world.
Because, among other island destinations
offering processed products and experiences,
the Seychelles islands cling jealously to their
primordial roots, recalling that time when
dinosaurs still breathed, tectonic plates
fractured and ancient continents first began
to divide.
Since 75 million years, when this
sparkling archipelago of 115 isles first floated
free of the giant landmass of Pangea to occupy
its solitary niche in the azure expanse of the
Indian Ocean, the Seychelles islands have
remained a sanctuary.
A place where Nature’s bounty, trodden
underfoot elsewhere, has been conserved and
protected in such forms as the planet’s tiniest
frog,thesuper-rarejellyfishtreethewondrous
coco-de-mer and Aldabra, the world’s largest
raised coral atoll. The Seychelles islands are
also home to some of the most spectacular
seabird colonies in the world as well as 13
species and 17 subspecies that occur nowhere
else on earth. Classed among the rarest
species to be found among the islands are the
Seychelles Scops Owl, Magpie Robin, Paradise
Flycatcher, Seychelles Warbler, Black Parrot,
the flightless White-throated Rail and the
Seychelles White Eye.
Inhabited since a mere 250 years, today,
the Seychelles islands are still unbelievably
untouched, their primeval beauty cascading
from lushly forested granite peaks, through
ancient hillside glades to the grandeur
of a pristine, sapphire ocean.
Finally, there is a place where you
can still tread in the footsteps of the
ancient mariners as they first beheld,
open-mouthed, the breathtaking
exquisiteness of these island jewels. A
place to experience the same wonder
as the first explorers as they wandered
among the granite-studded hillsides to
find precious timber, a flora and fauna
bewildering in its richness and diversity
and a sense of tranquillity and calm to rival
that of Heaven itself.
Refreshingly, the Seychelles islands today
remain a sanctuary, not only for some of the
rarest life forms on earth, but also for modern
travellers grown weary of the ordinary and
the mundane in their holiday experiences
elsewhere. For, among these secluded isles,
await the experiences of a lifetime amid
the reassuring harmony and welcoming
friendliness of a multi-ethnic Seychellois
society that still lives life close to its roots.
Against a backdrop of world-class, five-
star accommodation with a standard of
service and accommodation to match and
a fine, ever-burgeoning portfolio of smaller
hotels, guesthouses and self-caterings where
to savour the authentic Creole lifestyle, grab
to embark on a journey you will never forget.
No doubt, Seychelles is taking the lead in
promoting regional tourism and is all set to
host a travel and travel and tourism mart with
the member states of the Indian Ocean Rim
Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-
ARC) next year in 2014 to give the industry a
further boost.
ON ENTERING THE REAL WORLD OF
SEYCHELLES
mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08
M
ost lack access to clean
water, energy, and health
services. Either because
the costs of extending these
services are high, the motivation
to do so is low, or both. As such,
rural poor seeking access to these
services and their accompanying
opportunities face a choice
between abandoning rural life
(usually migrating to urban/peri-
urban slums, where conditions
are often no better), or making do
with local alternatives.
Unfortunately, in rural areas
where the traditional grid cannot
easily be extended, the main
energy alternative for electricity
generation and water pumping is
the diesel generator, which can
harm both local air quality and the
global climate.
Such households ultimately
resort to using inefficient,
dangerous and dim Kerosene
Lamps and Candles that are
responsible for 50% of burn
related injuries/deaths.
A room lit by Kerosene
and other fossil fuels can have
concentrations of pollution 10
times the safe levels.
On an average, each household
ends up spending 25-35% of their
yearly income on buying Kerosene,
Kerosene Lamps, Candles and
other Lighting Equipments.
Solar Universe India (SUI) a
brand of Success Pen Impex was
started in 2003 by a well known
entrepreneur of the pen industry
Mukesh Gupta with a simple
Solar Garden Lamp. The positive
feedback this line of products
received stirred a curiosity in
him for the Solar Industry and the
very important issue of bringing
impoverished millions across
our country out of darkness.
Developed and evolved purely
out of passion, Solar Universe
India has now branched out
from the heart of the capital of
India to having not only a pan-
india presence but international
reputation as well. Known for
his innovative and unique ideas,
Mukesh Gupta together with his
father is credited to have opened
the first pen showroom in India in
1995. Duplicating this model, he
thenwentontoopenthefirstretail
shop for Solar Products in the
country, with over 100 products
all under one roof. This family
run business is now spearheaded
by Shubhaang Gupta, the third
generation of the family, who has
gained first-hand knowledge of
the off-grid markets across the
globe in a short duration.
Key Capabilities
In close cooperation with its
technology partners and allies,
Solar Universe has several key
achievements and capabilities
such as:
 Designing, constructing and
operating Off Grid and On Grid
Solar Power Plants.
 Designing and building
both Standalone and Grid
connected Solar Systems for
Residential, Commercial and
Government establishments.
 Developing Micro Grid’s and
Central Charging Stations in
remote areas better known as
‘Pay-As-You Go Model’.
 Manufacturing of Batteries of
different sizes
 Designing and building Solar
Powered Billboards and Street
lights.
 Promotion of affordable
consumer based product
line which includes Lanterns,
Home Lighting Systems and
Inverters.
Through like-minded partners
across the globe, the group is
present not only in India and
Ireland but has been able to cater
the markets of Kenya, Tanzania,
Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South
Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria,
Benin and Senegal to name a few.
With a design team based in
Ireland, Solar Universe along with
its local RD team assembles,
develops and manufactures
a variety of Solar Lanterns/
Lamps, Home Lighting Systems,
Streetlights and Inverters in India.
Having tied up with
social enterprises and micro
entrepreneurs, the company
has recently started work on
community based programs that
apart from nurturing village level
entrepreneurs, promotes Rural
Electrification and Empowerment
as a whole in un-electrified
villages across Africa  Asia.
The company uses innovative
financemodelssuchasCashGrants,
Soft Loans, Monthly top-ups and
recharge schemes to involve
individuals and communities in
their rural electrification drive.
Solar Universe has been acting
as advisors to various institutions,
ministries and social enterprises
on their programs for Rural
Electrification.
Currently the company is
demonstrating its Smart Micro
Solar Universe
India  Africa: You’ll
never walk alone in
darkness again
According to IEA statistics, 3 out of 5 people do not have access to basic
electricity throughout the world. In India for example, 55% of rural households
still lack access to the power grid.Africa has 800 million such households.
Grid, capable of providing energy
access through lights + fans +
mobile charging + TVs to various
stakeholders across India  Africa.
Apart from exporting solar
products and programs to the
continent, Solar Universe has
forged local partnerships in East
 West Africa with plans of setting
up a local manufacturing base and
promoting complete localizing of
products in the continent.
Apart from offering highly
competitive localized products
in the market, the company will
be able to generate employment
in the continent and thus create
avenues of increased income for
the local labor and contribute to
the overall GDP of the particular
country.
Recently the company
launched its newest product,
So-Lite 365 which has been
developed as per a comprehensive
market research carried out
in more than 10 countries
across Africa. So-Lite 365 is a
multipurpose LED Lantern that
delivers backup of 100, 20 and 12
hours on different light modes that
can be changed with one-touch.
The convenient strap provided
with the product makes it easy to
carry and handle the product in
all situations. It can also be used
as an LED bulb if suspended in the
air through its strap.
The Mobile Charging Unit
which was initially developed for
a partner in Tanzania is capable
of charging 6-10 mobiles every 8
hours apart from providing AC as
well as DC output for Lighting to
small kiosk and business owners
across the continent.
Customers can re-charge their
mobile phones for a nominal fee
and the kiosk owners can use the
Light output for their own shop.
Moving ahead, Solar Universe
wishes to introduce its range of
Solar Water Pumping Solutions
and Off Grid Solutions for Health
Centers, Schools and Computer
Labs across the continent.
Way Forward
By offering products, services
and consultation in all segments
of Solar Energy, Solar Universe is
now looking at partnering with
professional firms, governments
and individuals who are keen to
forward the cause and not just the
business of Renewable Energy for
the betterment and development
of their surroundings and people.
Along with their experienced team
of engineers and professionals,
the company has acquired the
capacity to meet the dynamic
energy need of any individual
or business from across the
continent.
To book your
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Ingredients
»» 	Coconut (scrapped fine):-1
»» Potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed):-3
»» Green chilies (finely chopped):-4
»» Ginger (finely grated):-1 piece
»» Salt:-To taste
»» Corn flour:-1 tbsp
»» Bread crumbs:-¼ cup
»» Desiccated coconut powder:-2 tbsp
»» Oil to deep fry
Tools Required
»» Spatula
»» Medium bowl
»» Frying pan
HydroVision India
HydroVision India is a new event
for the Indian hydropower sector.
Co-located with POWER-GEN
India  Central Asia, the regions
most important power related
conference and exhibition, and
Renewable Energy World India,
this is the premier event for
meeting the major players in the
Indian and international energy
sectors and learning about the
latest developments, trends and
technologies.
Date: 05-07 May 2014
Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
Aquatech India
Aquatech India 2014 features
the best possible range of new
and proven products on process,
drinking and waste water. Come
and find out about unique
new novelties and advanced
technological findings. And make
sure to attend the Aquatech
Conference and the AquaStages,
where you learn about best
practices and progressive
solutions.
Date: 06-08 May 2014
Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
Led Expo Mumbai
LED Expo Mumbai is the leading
event of India that concentrates
on the Electronic  Electrical
Industry. The expo sets a new
benchmark for the industry by
displaying the varied technologies
and new innovations that are
taking place in the sector. The
LEDs are an irresistible source of
lighting in the world and any new
development or advancement
related with these products will
always help the industry to grow
and expand.
Date: 08-10 May 2014
Venue: Bombay Convention  Exhibition
Centre (BCEC), Mumbai, India
The Manufacturing IT
Summit
5th Edition Manufacturing IT
Summit 2014 will be held in
Mumbai and will attract IT leaders,
strategists and solution providers
from manufacturing sector to
discuss about the latest produces
and services. Interactive sessions
and real life case studies will
some of the highlights of this
summit. During this summit
industry leaders and key market
players will discuss about the
role of IT to maximize production,
designing of innovative products
and elimination of wasteful
activities.
Date: 09 May 2014
Venue: TBA, Mumbai, India
Times Education
Boutique – Indore
This event showcases products
like enhancing your business
prospects and help you in
promoting your institution on
a big measure, issues related
to admissions, results and
performance, potential  interests
etc. in the Education  Training
industry.
Date: 10-11 May 2014
Venue: Hotel Sayaji, Indore, India
upcoming
The one who knows how to adjust is the one
who knows how to survive.
THOUGHT OF
THE WEEK
Coconut Cutlet
Indian Cuisine
Prepration Method
1.	Combine chilies, coconut, salt, potatoes, corn
flour and ginger together.
2.	Knead this mixture to make soft dough and
separate it into 12equal portions.
3.	Shape each portion into a cutlet. Mix coconut
powder and breadcrumbs together in a bowl.
4.	Dip each cutlet in a crumb-coconut mixture
and then put these cutlets in a refrigerator for
about ten minutes.
5.	In a pan, heat oil and fry both sides of cutlets
on medium flame until golden brown.
6.	Drain and place cutlets on kitchen paper for a
few minutes.
7.	Serve hot.
	Ry Tanindrazanay
malala ô! is the title of
the Madagascar national
anthem in its native
language, Malagasy.
What does it translate to
into English?
	 Oh, Our Beloved 		
	Fatherland
	Uganda's national
symbol is a bird, known
for its gentle nature. It is
also featured on the Coat
of Arms and on military
badges. Which bird is
this?
	 Grey Crowned Crane
	Which historic leader of
the Ivory Coast has a
peace prize named for
him?
Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Know More About Africa
	Which weapon is depicted
on the emblem that
appears on both the flag
and the coat of arms of
Mozambique?
Rifle
	Which world-famous
Nigerian novelist was
the author of Things
Fall Apart, a book which
commemorates the
Find the path
Start
End
picture of the week
The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari releasing the book titled “Being Muslim in South Asia”, edited by Shri
Robin Jaffery and Shri Ronjoy Sen, at a function, in New Delhi on April 28, 2014.

Coconut Cutlet is easy to prepare and tastes really good.
Serving Suggestions: Serve hot with chili sauce or tomato ketchup or green chutney.
1.	With lots of love.
2. Do you speak French?
3.	Let’s celebrate.
4.	 Where do you live?
5.	How many of you are educated?
Handy Hindi
There is one interesting rule in
Uganda that if you cut one tree
you have to plant three trees.
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greatness of Igbo society
and the challenges which
white men have brought to
it?
Chinua Achebe
	Known as the City of
Saints, this small Eastern
Cape city is home to
Rhodes University and
the annual National Arts
Festival.
Grahamstown
	This beautiful town at the
heart of South Africa's
wine industry is nick-
named Eikestad (Oak
Town) because of the
abundance of these
trees, some of which have
been proclaimed national
monuments.
Stellenbosch
mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
THEFASHIONISTAS10
BolaRayadjudged
2013Entertainment
Entrepreneurof
theYear
Host of Drive Time on Joy FM
and CEO of Empire Group of
Companies, Kwabena Anokye
Adisi popularly known as
Bola Ray, was adjudged
Entertainment Entrepreneur of
the Year 2013 at the 4th edition
of Ghana Entrepreneur Awards
at the Banquet Hall, State House.
Bola Ray is undoubtedly
one of Ghana's foremost
personalities when it comes to
entertainment. As a result of his
undying love for the industry,
he established Empire Group
of companies, which has its
footprints in different spheres
of entertainment in Ghana.
Subsidiaries of Empire
Group of Companies include
Empire Entertainment, and
Empire 102.7 FM in Takoradi.
His outfit is known for the
annual 'Ghana Meets Naija'
concert which is one of the
biggest musical concerts on
the Ghanaian entertainment
calendar.
That event provides a
common platform for top-notch
artistes from both Ghana and
Nigeria, one of Africa's largest
nations and its most populous,
is keen to collaborate with
the over $2-billion Indian film
industry to promote better
understanding between the
two countries and provide
competition to Hollywood.
I am just excited at
the prospect of a future
collaboration between a
Nigerian filmmaker and one
from India, Femi Adeniye, a
Lagos-based Nigerian film
producer, told IANS on phone.
Indian filmmakers have the
know-how and the experience
and that can combine to be
a threat to the Hollywood
industry, added the filmmaker.
Recently, Abuja hosted the
first Indian Film Festival and
screend a number of Hindi
movies including Lagaan,
Pardes, Chak De! India,
Stanley Ka Dabba, Jodhaa-
Akbar, Sholay, Devdas,
Dhoom 2 and 3 Idiots.
Indian envoy to Nigeria
A.R. Ghanashayan sees a vast
scope for mutually beneficial
cooperation between the
two countries in filmmaking
by virtue of complementing
comparative advantages.
India is currently Nigeria's
second largest trading partner.
With a population of 168 million
and considerable revenue from
oil exports, Nigeria is the largest
trading partner of India in Africa.
Bilateral annual trade
turnover was over $17.3 billion
and non-Ghanaian resident
entrepreneurs who continue
to contribute towards national
development through job
creation.
President and Founder of
Entrepreneur Foundation, Mr.
Sam Ato Gaisie in his welcome
address said the award is built
on the idea that entrepreneurs
will continue to innovate and
sustain their leadership in their
respective industry.
“Three elements are in place
here;benchmarkingagainstbest
practices, recognition of past
and current entrepreneurship
efforts, continued publicity and
public attention.” Mr. Gaisie
said.
He said his foundation will
serveasanimportantmediumto
inspire Ghanaians to undertake
the entrepreneurship path to
enhance visibility of Ghanaian
entrepreneurs and businesses.
Bola Ray was born on the
March 1, 1977. His life is a story
of determination, persistence
honesty and success. He is one
of the entertainment industry's
Bola Ray

Lupita Nyong'o of
Kenya named world's
most beautiful person
Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o,
31, has been named the world's most beautiful
person for 2014 by People magazine.
She said she never dreamed she would
be praised for her looks and find herself on the
US weekly's cover. Nyong'o shot to fame in the
film 12 Years a Slave, winning the Oscar for best
supporting actress last month.
She subsequently won her first major
endorsement when she became the new face of
French cosmetics giant Lancome. Nyong'o said it
was exciting and a major, major compliment
to be on the cover of People.
I was happy for all the girls who would see
me on it and feel a little more seen,” she is
quoted by the magazine.
She received an Academy
Award this year in the category
of Best Supporting Actress for
her portrayal of Patsey in
the Steve McQueen-directed
film.
Modern Ghana
Nigerian filmmakers seek tie-ups with
Indians to take on Hollywood
in 2011-12, registering a growth
of 34 percent. Last financial
year, Indian exports showed a
further increase of 1.33 percent
even though bilateral trade fell
to $16.8 billion. Nigeria is also
the largest market in Africa
for Indian exports with a large
number of Indian companies
operating in the country and
some of them making substantial
investments.
India is one of the largest film
producing nations in the world
and Indian films have also been a
part of the country's history and
are very popular in Kano, Kaduna
and other northern States, and
local channels regularly telecast
Indian films. Nigeria's First Lady,
Lady Patience Faka Jonathan,
who attended the film fest,
opined that the two countries
have a shared relationship and
similarities in an enterprising
film culture.
She says: Just like Nigeria
with a population of over 160
million people, India is equally
blessed with a huge population
of over 1.2 billion people. We
can therefore imagine what this
translates into economic terms.
There is the possibility of
stakeholders in the film industry
from Bollywood and Nollywood
(Nigeria's film industry)
engaging in partnerships or
exchange programmes that
will yield mutual benefits and
promote better understanding
between our two countries.
Afurtherboosttorelationship
between the two countries in
films is likely to increase trade
between the countries. Some
of film producers are already
looking at collaboration between
Nigerian and Indian film makers.
India Africa Connect
Nigeria - two of West Africa's
biggest rivals - to share a
common stage to entertain
patrons.
Bola Ray told Myjoyonline.
com in an interview after
the awards that: I dedicate
[the award] to Jehovah God
Almighty, my lovely family, my
workers at Empire for their
teamwork and support. Also
to my following out there for
believing in me and pushing me
up there. Sincerely grateful and
humbled by the award.
He added the award will
definitely spur him on to do
more, and to other budding
entrepreneurs, I say to them
let's continue to go the extra
mile and deliver the desired
results. We should all make a
difference and to my MBA class
of Atis Business School, Milan
Italy, I dedicate this award to
you as well.
The Ghana Entrepreneur
Awards is organized
annually by Entrepreneur
Foundation to recognise
and award outstanding
Ghanaian entrepreneurs
most successful and respected
personalities who will stop at
nothing to see his dream wheel
rise nonstop.
He had his secondary
education at Accra Academy.
Afterwards he did his National
Service at Radio Universe
and then moved on to the
School of Administration,
University of Ghana, Legon
(now the University of Ghana
Business School). Whiles
in his second year at the
university, he also enrolled at
the Central University College
where he studied Business
Administration.
He therefore holds a
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Business Administration from
the Central University as well.
He is currently pursuing his
Master's Degree in Business
Administration (MBA) at the
University of Leicester in the
United Kingdom.
Recently, he became the
winner of a 2013 MBA Business
Idea Competition. A MBA
Business Idea.
Modern Ghana
MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
SPORTS2WATCH 11
The national basketball regular
league second round gets
underway when title hopefuls
Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK) host
strugglers 30-Plus in Rugunga.
In other matches today,
United Generation (UGB)
Basketball club will be up against
Integrated Polytechnic Regional
Center-Kicukiro at Amahoro
indoor stadium, while National
University of Rwanda host Rusizi.
The 2011 champions CSK are
currently second on the table with
19 points, one behind the reigning
champions Espoir, who finished
the first round unbeaten. CSK won
Morocco will host the 2015 Africa
Cup of Nations (CAN) tournament
from January 17 to February 8,
the organisers announced on
Saturday.
The Confederation of African
Football (CAF) said the original
dates had been extended by
one day so that the semi-finals
nine and lost one (against Espoir)
of their ten first round games.
“We have three matches this
weekend, and if we win all of them,
it would put us in a good position
to push for the title. The ideal is to
finish the second round unbeaten
and see what happens elsewhere,”
said CSK head coach Janvier
Kamanzi. The Rugunga-based CSK
closed their first round with a
huge 100-44 win over Huye-based
NUR with Mike Buzangu scoring
the game high 49 points, while
his elder brother Patrick Buzangu
added 34 points.
New Times
Afcon 2015/Kossi Agassa: We need to
best prepare for these qualifiers!
CAF proceeded to the draw for the qualifiers of Afcon 2015. This was an
opportunity to know not only the groups, but also the composition of the
groups that determine the 15 countries qualified for this competition that
will be held in Morocco.
The Hawks of Togo will play in Group E alongside Ghana and Guinea-
Conakry. The fourth member of the group will be known after the games
pitting Madagascar to Uganda and Mauritania to Equatorial Guinea. The
Togolese football which is plagued by infightings has a lot on the board.
And the rivalry between teammates of Kossi Agassa and Ghana are known.
“It's a pretty tough group. But we must deal with it. We actually need
to best prepare for these qualifiers. I think the leaders of the Togolese
Federation are seeking a new coach. Is Togo favorite to qualify given its
performance during Afcon 2013? Maybe yes, maybe no since after the
Afcon 2013 there has still been a lot of problems in the selection. To
achieve good qualifiers we must already overcome all these problems and
start on the right foot …” said Kossi Agassa, Togo goalkeeper in comments
relayed by RFI.
Modern Ghana
Trio to attend
Fifa-Cecafa
seminar in
Dar-es-Salaam
Rwandan officials will be part
of other Cecafa administrators
invited to take part in the
two-day Fifa seminar on
communications which started
on May 1 in Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania. Fifa Secretary General
Jerome Valcke, who will be
accompanied by other seven
officials of the Zurich-based
Fifa, will officiate the event.
Presidents, General Secretaries
and heads of communications
from 12 Cecafa member
associations — Burundi,
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Kenya, Rwanda, Somali,
Sudan, Sudan Kusini, Uganda
and host Tanzania — have
been invited to take part in the
seminar. The Rwanda football
federation administrators going
to for the seminar include;
federation president Vincent
Degaule Nzamwita, Secretary
General Olivier Mulindahabi
and Marketing Manager Patrick
Kagabo. The seminar is part
of a series of development
events initiated by Fifa, with
the objective of engaging its
member associations in a
landmark consultation process.
New Times
CSK target B-ball title as second round kicks off
Dates announced for 2015 CAN
in Morocco
could be held on separate days.
Traditionally, the semi-finals
of the biennial African football
showpiece have been played on
the same day.
Group A will be based in
Marrakech, Group B in Agadir,
Group C in Rabat and Group D in
Tangier.
Central city Marrakech hosts
the January 17 opening match
and Moroccan capital Rabat the
February 8 final.
In another change from recent
tournaments, only one Group
A game will be played on the
opening day with the other being
held a day later.
The draws for the preliminary
and group phases of the qualifying
competition are scheduled for
Sunday at CAF headquarters in
Cairo.
Modern Ghana
Samuel Eto'o, a
global markIt is one of the most renowned talents of World football. This Cameroonians now aged 34, is the
captain of the national team, the Indomitable Lions, qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in
2014.
Infact,thankstohim,CameroonwillbetheWorldCupfootballinBrazilin2014.Thisperformance
is unique in Africa. For now, Samuel Eto'o fils has delighted the English club Chelsea, qualified to
play the final stages of the European Champions League. But, before Chelsea, samuel Eto'o played in
European Real Mallorca and Barcelona FC (Spain), Inter of Milan (Italy) clubs in which he has won
4 times in the Champions League and was ranked best player in the world of Champions Cup; et he
played in the Russian club of Andy Makashkala, where he was the most paid footballer of the world.
He exercises his talent from a young age, in Yaoundé district Championships at Mvog Ada. Douala,
the economic capital of Cameroon, where his father worked in a company for urban transportation,
it is registered in the college district Bonadoumbé and continued to play in the championships in its
class. Thus he is noticed by selectors of football school in Brasseries, Cameroon; and he plays on the
international level, participating with his comrades in the Minimes football tournament, Montegu
in France, they won the tournament four times consecutively. Thereafter, he made a brief stint in
the second Cameroonian club division, Ksa Douala, which gives way to Real de Madrid. It is the
Boom and the departure which will hoist in the world. With the national team of Cameroon, the
indomitable Lions, he won the Gold Medal of the Olympic Games in football in Sydney.
Samuel Eto'o is one of the greatest footballers in the world. We will hear more about him at the
World Cup in Brazil.
Jean Calvin Ayissi
mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12
What is the most dynamic foreign
policy decision taken by the Indian
Government to further enhance the
bilateral relations between the two
recently?
In recent years, bilateral relations
have witnessed significant depth and
growth laying the foundation for a richer
and more fruitful relationship. Former
Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee
visited Rabat in 1999, the first Indian
Prime Minister to visit Morocco, thus
paving the way for developing closer
and intense relations with the political
leadership of Morocco. From Morocco,
His Majesty King Mohammed VI's official
visit to India in 2001 and his private
visits in 2003 and 2005, signify His
Majesty’s warmth for India and his desire
to maintain closer ties with India.
The visit of Hon'ble External Affairs
Minister (EAM) of India to Morocco took
place from 30 January to 1 February,
2014. The visit was historic in nature,
being the first by an EAM to Morocco.
During the visit, India and Morocco
signed two cooperation agreements in
the fields of environment and marine
fisheries.
Morocco has been a big supplier of
phosphate to India. Please give us an
insight on this.
In the manufacture of phosphatic
fertilizers, phosphoric acid is an
important raw material. This vital
ingredient is in short supply in
India. India being a large importer of
phosphoric acid, there is a clear need to
secure reliable sources of this chemical.
A joint venture, Indo Maroc
Phosphore SA (IMACID), was setup in
1997 between Chambal Chemicals and
Fertilizers Limited and Office Cherifien
Des Phosphates (OCP), Morocco,
one of the world’s largest suppliers
of Phosphate and its derivatives.
Commercial production began in
November 1999. In 2005, Chambal
and OCP diluted their shareholdings
by 16.66% of each in favor of Tata
Chemicals Limited. Currently it is a joint
venture between OCP, Morocco  Indian
companies M/S Chambal Chemicals and
Fertilizers Limited and TATA Chemicals
Limited (TCL) with the equal partnership
of 1/3 each. The annual turnover is
about 2000 Million Dirhams( $ 250
million).
This JV project, worth US $ 227
million, produces about 430,000 MT per
annum of phosphoric acid; nearly all of it
is imported by India.
What are the specific areas in
which India can enhance its bilateral
ties with Morocco?
The specific areas of interest could
be:
i) Auto industry, SMEs,
pharmaceuticals, IT, rural technology
and agro-processing, renewable energy,
greater institutional linkages between
think tanks as well as establishment of
higher learning institutions, e-learning/
telemedicine, tourism and hospitality,
banking, civil aviation, etc.
ii) There is immense interest in
Morocco in Indian art and culture,
especially Hindi cinema whose leading
stars are household names in Morocco.
It should be possible for Indian
film industry to shoot their movies
in Moroccan locations if attractive
incentives are offered.
iii) We should have regular visits at
different levels of the government and
the private sector from both sides.
Leading corporates like TATA,
Ranbaxy, Pepsico India have
incorporated wholly-owned subsidies
in Morocco. Comment and how
you eye to bring in more of Indian
investment to the country.
Tata group has its presence in
Morocco in the fields of phosphate
and vehicles. Tata Chemicals Ltd. has
one-third partnership in IMACID, a joint
venture between Indian and Moroccan
companies for production of phosphoric
acid.
Tata Hispano Motors Carrocerries
Maghreb S A (THM) is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Tata Motors India,
operating in Morocco since the year 2000.
Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited started
by establishing a representative office
in Casablanca, Morocco in 2005 and
later decided to further strengthen its
presence in Morocco by establishing its
wholly owned entity - Ranbaxy Morocco
LLC - in 2011. PepsiCo India has acquired
the beverage maker's entire franchisee
bottling operations in Morocco.
Which are the major events to be held
in nearby future in Morocco that will
offer a platform and will prove fruitful
for the Indian Diaspora?
Important bilateral events like
Foreign Office Consultations, Joint
Commission Meeting, Joint Business
Council meetings etc. are in the pipeline
to be held in Morocco in the near
future which will be further helpful for
enhancing bilateral relations. The size
of Indian community in Morocco is very
small viz., about 250. Most of them are
traders basically engaged in trading of
textiles, electronic equipment etc.
Among international fairs and
exhibitions in the year 2014 Auto Expo
(May 9-18) on ‘Cars and Motorcycles
Show’, Ramadan Trade Fair (July
3-29) on ‘Home furnishings, electrical
appliances, carpets and textiles, shoes
and leather products etc., to be held in
Casablanca are worth mentioning.
India and Morocco have deep-rooted historical links. Import of phosphate and its derivatives from
Morocco is an important element in India’s agricultural production. The Ambassador of India to
Morocco, H.E. Mr. Krishan Kumar highlighted in an exclusive interview to Kanchi Batra, Sub-Editor,
IAT a propos the efforts of the Indian government with its dynamic foreign policy to enhance its
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  • 1. www.indoafricatimes.com MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014 Title Code: DELENG18579 • RNI NO: DELENG/2014/54666 • Postal Registration No.: DN/325/2014-2016 • VOL. 1 • NO. 17 • Page 12 • Price `10 pg 10 pg 04 pg 08 pg 02 Continued to page 03 pg 02 RWANDA: THE LAND OF THOUSAND HILLS Zimbabwe government reviewing VAT on foreign visitors Lupita Nyong'o named world's most beautiful person Foundation stone laid for ambitious airport project in Tanzania SHOOT OF COLORS AT You’ll never walk alone in darkness again
  • 2. Wassupafrica02 Zimbabwe government reviewing VAT on foreign visitors India, South Africa trade up 31% at $7.6 b Foundation stone laid for ambitious airport project in Tanzania Z imbabwe government is in the process of reviewing the 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) it levied on the tourism sector late last year, amid indications more foreign visitors are cancelling international bookings to Zimbabwe. The levy has led to an outcry by tourism sector players who argue that the 15% VAT on foreign tourist arrivals has made the country an uncompetitive and expensive destination for tourists. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa made the proposal in the 2014 national budget presentationlastyearinDecember. Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi said he met with his Finance counterpart Chinamasa last week to discuss the reviewing of the measure. “He [Chinamasa] asked us to do more work on the 15% VAT on foreign arrivals. A committee has been set up by the finance ministry to do a thorough review of the move and a cost-benefit analysis,” he said. Mzembi said the ministry’s Bilateral trade between India and South Africa grew 31 per cent to $7.6 billion in the just ended financial year (April-March 2013- 14), against $5.8 billion in the same period last fiscal. Speaking to Business Line on the occasion of 20 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa, Pule I Malefane, Consul General, Republic of South Africa, said both the countries managed to improve trade relations despite the economic growth in South Africa slowing down to 2.5 per cent in the financial year ended March, 2014, against 3.8 per cent logged in the same period last fiscal. “Many Indian companies have invested in South Africa last fiscal. Prominent among them are $15-billion investment by Apollo Tyres, and $8 billion by KLT Tanzania President Kikwete laid the foundation stone of one of Tanzania’s most ambitious aviation infrastructure projects, the construction of a brand new terminal at the Julius Nyerere International Airport. Like most major airports in the East African region, has JNIA in Dar es Salaam long reached its projected capacity and is now handling twice as many passengers as was initially foreseen. The new Terminal 3 will inject fresh capacity for future growth of more flights and more passengers argument was about the timing of the move and its impact on the tourism sector which was still in its growth stages. “Such moves should be gradual and futuristic looking as failure to do so will result in booking cancellations,” he said. Analysts posit that the 15% VAT charge will dampen average hotel room and bed occupancy levels expected to improve this year to 61% and 42% respectively. The increased taxation has led to an increase in prices for tourists’ accommodation and related tourism services. Players in the sector argue that besides rendering Zimbabwe an expensive destination as compared to other countries in the region, the sudden change in rates to international buyers who had already booked before the levy did not augur well for the sector. “We met them [finance ministry]. I facilitated the meeting which had two major items on the agenda. This was at a time when the issue of special economic zones was being concluded. Major aspects [of the discussion] were statutory instrument 172 and 173 with regard to the importation of capital goods,” said Mzembi. He said the tourism sector’s submissions were made in order to review what should qualify as capital goods. “In that regard, we were successful and we are making positive headway,” he said. The rebate of duty on capital goods was re-introduced at the beginning of this year subject to review after a period of 12 months. The tourism sector began to pick up during the era of the inclusive government in 2009 after a decade-long economic meltdown. Customs duty on motor vehicles imported by safari operators was also suspended, a move tourism players said was a positive development for the tourism sector as it enabled the sector to recapitalise and retool, thus setting a firm base for growth. The international travel bans and warnings previously issued were scrapped following the to the tune of 6 million passengers per year and will be a state-of- the-art facility reflecting the latest technologies and facilities A newspaper committed to educating people about real estate, rent and land acquisition has been launched in Accra. The bi-weekly newspaper called Realty Advertising Newspaper will chronicle Ghana's luxurious and affordable estates, introduce key personalities in the industry, feature businesses and property developers across the country. Speaking at the launch, Managing editor of Realty Advertising Newspaper, Audrey Agyiri said the 40 page newspaper will be the mouthpiece of the real estate industry in the country. According to her, “the newspaper comes at a time when Ghana is repositioning itself at the premium end of global real estate market to make housing in the country affordable to people”. Audrey Agyiri noted that some of the highlights in the maiden edition include tales of a tenant ten mistakes to avoid when building in Ghana, duties and responsibilities of architects, property care, and government’s view on affordable homes. “Realty Advertising Newspaper will be your compass to get you what you are looking for in real estate” she added. On his part, Chief Executive Officer of Micgabs Publishing House, Shalom Owusu-Sekyere said their decision to publish a real estate newspaper is borne out of the growing interest for luxury and affordable properties in the country. He indicated that housing is a basic need in every society and thus improved housing markets will benefit investors in the real estate business. “Realty newspaper will be an effective platform for advertisers to reach their target audiences” he added. Mr. Owusu- Sekyere said the newspaper to be sold at GHC5.00 will be available at selected shops and newsstands across the country. Modern Ghana Real Estate newspaper launched in Accra Automotive and Tubular Products. Exim Bank has opened a branch in South Africa to promote bilateral trade,” he said. between India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) is expected to be held in the later half of this year. The three countries have formed the body to represents three important poles for galvanizing South- South cooperation and greater understanding and cooperation between three continents. “The meeting was supposed to be held in the first half of 2014, but had to be postponed as all the three countries are going to polls this year. We will fix a data before end of this year,” he said. The intra-IBSA traded recently touched $23 billion. Malefane expects free trade agreement will also be discussed afresh by the new government which will take charge soon. India Africa Connect including enough check-in desks for airlines; a state-of-the-art, baggage-handling system; the latest security measures; lounges; restaurants; and shops. The new terminal, several times the size of the existing facility, has received support from the Dutch government via grants and loan guarantees, and it is no wonder, therefore, that the main contractor comes from The Netherlands. The estimated cost was given as over 500 billion Tanzania shillings, making it one of the largest investments in aviation infrastructure the country has ever undertaken. Work is also continuing at Tanzania’s second largest airport, Kilimanjaro International, equally supported by the Dutch modicum of economic stability brought about by the government of national unity. Government introduced VAT in 2003 but the tourism sector was exempted from tax payments as it was duly recognised as an exporter. The reduction in tourist arrivals as a result of the increase in prices will subsequently lead to reduced growth for the travel and tourism sector. This development, experts argue, will contribute to increased unemployment levels which are estimated to be well above 80%. Eturbo News Zimbabwe Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi  government. Tanzania started three years ago, in line with resolutions by the East African Community, to work on renovating and expanding aviation facilities across the country, and while much work remains to be done, major projects have been completed like the much-improved Bukoba airport and the newly-expanded Songwe Airport near Mbeya which now receives regular flights by not just turboprops but also jets of the size of an Airbus A319. Eturbo News Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President, Tanzania  The long standing democracy not only attracts foreign investment but also ensures that their interest is protected and any trade issues are settled amicably under the well-defined law of the land, said Malefane. The next meeting of the international tripartite grouping MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 3. Wassupafrica 03 Indian exports to West Africa record high growth Pathway International recognized by IMTJ Awards India's exports to West Africa for the period April 2013 to February 2014 totalled around $6 billion, recording a 22.55 percent growth over the past year, a foreign trade performance analysis by the department of commerce under India's ministry of commerce and industry has revealed. Nigeria topped the list with Rs.14,526.49 crore as against Rs.13,416.91 crore over the previous period and registered a growth of 8.27 percent. Ghana followed with Rs.4,651.73 crore as against Rs.3,591.09 and registered a 29.54 percent growth. Benin registered Rs.4,384.08 crore as against Rs.2,276.32 crore and recorded a growth of 92.60 percent over the period. Exports to Togo were worth Rs.2,524.91 crore, a growth of 67.25 per cent of the previous year's figure of Rs.1,509.68. Senegal recorded a 0.64 percent growth over the previous year's figure of Rs.1,964.35 crore to Rs2,396.30 crore for the period from April 2013 to February 2014. Exports to Cote d'Ivoire did not fare well as it registered a minus 13.14 percent fall from Rs.1,964.35 crore to Rs.1,706.30 crore. Cameroon showed a slight increase from Rs.1,235.49 crore to Rs.1,470.65 crore. Liberia performed better registering a growth of 149.59 percent which saw exports rising from Rs.580.92 crore to Rs.1,449.91 crore. Guinea also saw a slight increase of 14.19 percent recording Rs.1,124.07 crore from a FROM PAGE 01 The enthralling world of Seychelles grasps an exclusivity of its own, and this, mingled with a natural legacy, captivating panoramas, peaceful sunsets, hypnotic beaches, lovely people, colorful and vibrant market place, almighty sights of plush foot hills and titillating marine life…. is a complete direction of lifetime!!! The Vanilla Islands of the Indian Ocean Region is a term that has textured in the domain of leisure industry since couple of years ago but that is fast grabbling the attention of the world of tourism. Yet again, the revitalizing air in Seychelles was jam-packed with the essence of the carnival International de Victoria with its 4th edition. The carnival of carnivals in Victoria, Seychelles, has turned out to be one of the capital's most prevalentandawaitedhappenings. The carnival is held each year to rejoice the assortment of ethos within this trifling nirvana on earth. An outstandingly Creole custom makes the carnival very diverse and unique, not in only culture, but traditionally and faithfully as well. No doubt, the carnival of carnivals has grown bigger and better each year and has fetched lots of attention to the Seychelles islands. A dialogue with the press took place on the 24th April in the main lounge of the Fast Ferry ‘Cat Coco’ after a slow ride to the Beau Vallon to give all the contingent of International Press an opportunity to catch Seychelles from the sea and to experience a spectacular sunset, that Seychelles is so known for. Minister Alain St.Ange, Minister for Tourism and Culture of Seychelles had the integrity to expose the carnival on 25 April and was continuously fenced by press personalities from right across the world as the carnival parade closed. The official opening of the carnival once again took place in Victoria on the afternoon of the first day of the event. Carnaval International de Victoria made its entrance on the country’s events calendar in 2011. This year fresh embellishments to the merriments, encompassed Mozambique as well as the return of Dusseldorf (Germany). Mozambique and Germany paraded alongside with countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Madagascar, Mayotte, Britain, Rodrigues, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Zimbabwe and Indonesia. The Notting Hill Carnival Company from Brazil electrified the audiences with new costumes from five costumed groups, demonstrating the display of themes, one being the ‘Celebration of Mama Africa’, another being ‘Music of the Caribbean’. The Korean Carnaval team instituting of an artistic group NONI performed Samul nori (Korean traditional percussion music) and took the attention of the audiences. The Kenyan troupe presented their jumping and bridal dances in the parade. The Kenyan Maasai are famed for their sparkling dancing and colorful clothes and are one of the most well-known of Kenya’s many diverse tribes. Lisa Haley (fiddler player and Grammy Nominee) & the Zydekats from USA gave a unique break to the spectators to pick up Cajun and Zydeco music. During the float parade on the second day, the streets of Victoria was filled with colors. The foreign partaking was heightened by 26 local floats put together by top companies as Air Seychelles, the Kempinski Seychelles Resort, the Constance Ephelia Resort & Spa, Le Meridien Fisherman`s Cove, and the Seychelles Tourism Academy, among many others. A Carnival in the Carnival “Kiddies carnival” particularly intended to interest kids took place on 27th April, the last day of the carnival. Continually evolving, the list of co-sponsors Carnaval International de Victoria has grown; South Africa joined the Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion and Mayotte. The closing ceremony, saw the performances of all the participating countries. Angelique Gerber, the South African actress and Marie Payet, Miss Reunion 2011 were the master of ceremony opening. The Seychelles Tourism Board did its best to stand up to the requirements of visitors and participants of the carnival, through accommodation, transport, etc. A record breaking number of 151 journalists from around the world covered this colorful carnival. Air Seychelles and Etihad were major corporate partner of the carnival festival. Seychelles carnival song, “Ole Ola en sel lavwa’’ hypnotized the audiences of the carnival to the fullest. The 5th edition of the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will be held between 24th and 26th April, when it will once again be converted to a focal point for reps from the world’s most famous carnivals who will be called to the islands to take part in this exhilarating international event. previous figure of Rs.984.40 crore. Similarly, Mali also registered an improvement over the previous year recording a 70.92 per cent growth from Rs.350.38 crore to Rs.598.86 crore. Burkina Faso recorded a growth of 38.82 percent moving from Rs.406.18 crore to Rs.563.86, whilst Sierra Leone recorded a negative 40.26 growth by registering Rs.512.87 crore as against a previous figure of Rs.858.44 crore. Niger registered a 73.97 percent growth increasing its Indian imports from Rs.287.42 crore to Rs.458.85 crore whilst Gambia recorded an increase from Rs.266.27 crore to Rs.458.85 crore. Guinea Bissau recorded a 210 percent growth with a figure of Rs109.85crorefromRs.35.44crore in the corresponding time last year. The total Indian exports, including re-exports, up to March 2014 were valued$9.57billion(Rs.180,469.82 crore) which was 3.15 percent lower in dollar terms (8.61 percent higher in rupee terms) than the level of $30.54 billion (Rs.166,159.46 crore) during March 2013. Cumulative value of exports for the period April 2013 to March 2014 was $312,355.45 million (Rs.1,892,892.23 crore) as against $300,400.69 million (Rs.1,634,318.84 crore) registering a growth of 3.98 percent in dollar terms and growth of 15.82 percent in rupee terms over the same period last year. Overall imports for the same period were valued at $40.08 billion (Rs.244,579.27 crore) representing a negative growth of 2.11 percent in dollar terms and growth of 9.79 percent in rupee terms over the level of imports valued at $40.94 billion (Rs.222,774.70 crore) in March, 2013. Cumulative value of imports for the period April 2013 to March 2014 was $450.9 billion (Rs.2,719,206.15 crore) as against $449.07 billion (Rs.2,669,161.96 crore) registering a negative growth of 8.11 percent in dollar terms and growth of 1.87 percent in rupee terms over the same period last year. India Africa Connect ‘Healthy people make a healthy country,’ yes, we can definitely quote it as health cannot be snubbed and the booming African continent understood the need of it. The health sector in Africa is truly riding the stairway of development. In the recent past, a Kenyan organization, Pathway International among thirteen other companies got acknowledgement as the best in medical tourism at the International Medical Travel Awards which kicked off in Dubai. Pathway International is known for its novelty and excellence in the medical travel, medical tourism and health tourism industry. It has been delineated as the Medical Travel Agency of the year as it expedites medical visits for patients seeking treatment in Kenya and foreign countries. Simon Karo, the founder and CEO, Pathway International while accepting the International Medical Tourism Journal (IMTJ) award, asserted, “We seek to connect our patients to the best healthcare options, where can evaluate the various options of treatment, access a wider range of experts and the best treatment at the lowest cost. This award is made possible by the immense support we have received from all doctors and hospital partners who we work hand in hand, as well as our dedicated staff.” Worth mentioning, Pathway International is said to be dedicated to ensure Kenya become the leader as the medical travel destination in Africa. Furthermore, medical tourism in Africa is fairly new and is a growing industry presently evaluated at $100 billion with India progressively coming out as an attractive medical destination for the continent due to its affordability and quality of service. If Al Jazeera is to be believed India received 1.1 million medical tourists between 2009 and 2012 i.e. earning $2.4 billion. Also, the Chairman of the judging panel and Managing Editor of IMTJ Keith Pollard during the event asserted, “Medical travel is an exciting and growing global industry, with many providers delivering excellence in both medical care and customer service. The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards are the first independent awards to recognize those who are the best of the best and hopefully to encourage others to emulate them. The judges wanted to reward innovation and excellence, highlight best practice and celebrate those who are leading the way in the industry and delivering successful outcomes for patients.” Simon Karo, Founder and CEO, Pathway International  mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 4. Rwanda is an attractive country with an outstanding climate and welcoming people. The steady and dedicated government has made great development over the past decade and made Rwanda perhaps the safest place in Africa today. The natural quality of Rwandan tea and the potential to boost the production from existing tea-fields strongly support investment. Geographical Landscape Rwanda is a landlocked country located in Central Africa, to the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its countryside consists of grasslands and rolling hills, and it has a temperate climate. The largest body of water is Lake Kivu, but there are other numerous lakes around the country, notably Burera, Ruhondo, Muhazi and Mugesera. Much of the country’s 26,338 km2 is impressively mountainous, the highest peak being Karisimbi (4,507m) in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Volcanoes National Park. Although Rwanda is located only two degrees south of the equator, Rwanda’s high elevation makes the climate temperate. Economic Structure Primarily a subsistence agriculture economy with 90% of the labour force engaged in farming, Rwanda nonetheless produces for export some of the finest tea and coffee in the world. Other industries include sugar, fishing and flowers, cement, beer production, soft drinks, soap, furniture, shoes, textiles, pharmaceuticals. Rwanda joined the East African Community and is aligning its budget, trade, and immigration policies with its regional partners. Why Rwanda? Rwanda has made significant progress over the past decade. It has established a stable government, secured peace and safety in its territory, and begun CountryoftheWeek04 Advertiser's Index Chadha Power ............................................................................... Page 02 SSP Pvt. Ltd ................................................................................... 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Dominated by black, brown and white whorls and other geometric abstractions, these unique and earthy works can be bought in Kigali, but it’s worth diverting to source to see how the paintings are reflected in local house decorations. Cuisine The cuisine of Rwanda is based on local staple food produced by the traditional subsistence-level agriculture and has historically varied between the country’s different ethnic groups. Ugali (or bugali) is a paste made from maize and water, to form porridge –like consistency that is eaten throughout East Africa. Isombe is made from mashed cassava leaves and served with dried fish. Matoke is a dish made from baked or steamed plantains. The most common food being beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and sorghum. Dairy products are also broadly consumed, particularly a traditional drink of curdled milk. hills’ is one of the most extremely beautiful places of the African continent. Rwanda has many attractive beaches, lakes, mountains and an extremely rich wildlife reserve. Rwanda also has national parks, national museum, eco-tourism and scope for many exciting tourist activities like biking, trekking, mountain biking andshoppingfacilities.Thecountry is blessed with a very positive climate, fine food, lodging facilities and a rich cultural heritage of arts and crafts. Tourists can enjoy a thrilling vacation trip to Rwanda and its adjoining cities. Rwandan tourism industry is fast booming and more and more tourists are readytoexplorethiscomparatively quieter and peaceful country of African continent. Arts & Crafts From ceramics and basketry to traditional woodcarvings and contemporary paintings, an extensive range of traditional handicrafts is produced in rural Rwanda. An excellent place to persue and purchase modern art work is the capital’s Centre for the Formation of Arts, where a good selection of crafted artifacts can be viewed in the main market or street stalls in Kigali. The local co-operative in the village of Nyakarimbi near the Rusumo Falls border with Tanzania produce a distinctively Rwandan craft which is the cow restoring and reforming the economy. It has also expressed an inspiring vision of its future – Vision 2020. Three good reasons to invest in Rwanda are: Aninvestor-friendlyattitude: The Government of Rwanda is intensely aware that achieving the objectives of its Vision 2020 requires a considerable contribution by foreign investors, who need to be welcomed and assisted on the ground. Varied opportunities: There areopportunitiesinmanufacturing, where Rwanda’s landlocked nature and the high cost of imports offer a certain natural protection to small investors targeting the local market. There are opportunities in agriculture, in the processing and export of coffee and tea, as well as in the virtually unexploited potential in horticulture and herbal products, where the terrain and climate are strong advantages. Soft assets: It offers a safe and peaceful environment. It has a strongly development oriented Government, with a coherent vision of the future and a serious commitment to sustained reform. Lastly, Rwanda is an exceptionally beautiful country with a temperate climate(onaccountofitselevation), which would be very appealing to most foreign investors as a place to live in. Discover Rwanda Rwanda, ‘the land of a thousand Source of Entertainment Game Drives Game drives are the highlight of any safari and one of the most amazing things you are ever likely to experience. Whether it’s early morning or late evening, expert rangers and trackers will guide you through the African Wilderness chasing the ultimate predators. Rock Climbing With mountains everywhere, Rwanda is an ideal spot for passionate rock climbers. There can’t be many more daunting prospects than scaling the vertical front of an African peak. Gorilla Trekking These giant apes are a truly overwhelming sight to behold. They are found in Bwindi impenetrable forest and the Virunga Mountains and the trek is part of the fun. Volcano Tours There are several volcanoes in East Africa - both dormant and active. There are several lodges that offer enthralling tours of the craters. Must see There is an array of amazing wonders within Rwanda that make it well worth the visit. Discover for yourself the truth about Rwanda by exploring the following places: • Lake Kivu • Volcanoes National Park • Nyungwe Forest National Park • Kigali RWANDATHE LAND OF THOUSAND HILLS MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 5. BusinessBuzz 05 The first smartwatch to be launched in July AfDB a key player in Africa to support global environment with the GEF Setting its foundation stone in 1958 with a desire to create a happier, better life, LG has introduced an official site committedtoteasingtechnophiles about the upcoming launch of its G Watch. The G watch anticipated to go on sale in July and to cost less than $300, will use Google's new Android Wear operating system and will be focused on furnishing significant information and notifications to the wearer's wrist at exactly the right moment. The new site supplies more information and images of the device but did not revealed much information on specs and functions.Asofnow,onthebasisof the facts provided, the watch will be dust and water resistant and will be obtainable in champagne gold as well as a stealthy-looking all black finish. LG is being very cautious not to give any hints as to the watch's dimensions or processor specifications. However, the company expressed that, unlike a lot of smartwatches already out there (most notably those manufactured by its main competitor, Samsung), the G Watch screen will always be illuminated; there will be no need to tap it, shake it, or speak to it for it to wake up. The innovative watch have no buttons and so will answer either to onscreen touches or to voice commands. For instance, just say, "OK Google" to prime it and then ask for a weather update or access to the music library. The first smartwatch using Android Wear operating system is scheduled to get launch in June and, unlike LG, Motorola has made gigantic efforts to feature the device's desirability and the substantial investment it has made in design and in the selection of superior materials so that the watch feels and looks more like something from Switzerland than from Japan. environmental agreements. Gilbert Mbesherubusa, AfDB Vice-President of Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration, commended the announcement of the record funding in GEF-6 and said, “With the African continent bound to register the most significant economic growth over the decades to come, the African Development Bank will need to be at the forefront to ensure that economic growth is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy (2013–2022). The GEF, having the same vision of sustainable development as the AfDB, will be a key ally in this endeavour.” Since 2007, the partnership between the GEF and the AfDB has been growing substantially to achieve environmentally smart and transformational change in Africa. As of April 2014, the overall portfolio of projects managed by the AfDB amounts to US $187 million allocated to 26 projects and programs over the continent. These GEF resources managed by the AfDB have leveraged over US $1.2 billion in co-financing from the AfDB’s own resources, African governments and the private sector. The well diversified portfolio among sectors highlights the fact that half of its activities are geared towards adaptation to climate change. AfDB Thirty donor countries pledged a record amount of US $4.43 billion for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on April 17 to support developing countries’ efforts over the next four years to prevent degradation of the global environment. The African Development Bank, as one of the implementing agencies of the GEF since 2007, is a key player to foster a sustainable development path in Africa. The funding will support projects in more than 140 countries, including 54 in Africa to tackle a broad range of threats to the global environment, including climate change, deforestation, land degradation, extinction of species, toxic chemicals and waste, and threats to oceans and freshwater resources. The GEF is the main global mechanism to support developing countries to take action to fulfill their commitments under the world’s major multilateral Facebook free for Tigo customers The social network pioneer, Facebook, has entered into partnership with domestic cellular company, Tigo, to award its customers with free access to FacebookinKiswahilithroughtheir mobile phones. Commenting at the launch of the partnership in Dar es Salaam, Tigo General Manager Diego Gutierrez expressed that it is for the first time that Facebook will be complimentary on any mobile network in East Africa. He added, "What this partnership means is that Tigo customers can, for the first time, access Facebook through their handsets without incurring any data charges and Tigo customers in Tanzania will be connected with the social media network's 1.2 billion users worldwide.” Articulating his thoughts on this new version in Kiswahili, he conveyed, "It is the first time any major social media company has made a version in Kiswahili, the national language spoken by Tanzanians and majority of the people in East, Central and Southern African region. Facebook has been a fantastic driver of data on mobile networks. With this unique partnership, we are making Tigo stand out from the crowd and giving many customers their first taste of the internet and social media, in Kiswahili. That's what creating the digital lifestyle is all about, and it reinforces our strategy to encourage more Tigo customers to use data as part of their daily communications activity." The fruitful partnership is part of Facebook's current Internet.org initiative instigated by the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The innovative service is anticipated to discover and open new frontiers to Tanzanians and to other Kiswahili speakers by presenting them new business, educational and other socio-economic opportunities across the world. Besides five East African Community (EAC) member states, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, Kiswahili is also spoken in regions of Malawi, Somali, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique. With this launch, Tanzania, the country identified for being the birthplace of Kiswahili language, becomes the first in the region to spotlight this language globally, a breakthrough that Tigo, its parent company Millicom and Facebook takes credit for. Further, Nicola D' Elia, Facebook Director for International Growth and Partnerships commented, "We're excited to be working with Tigo again to give more people in Tanzania the ability to share and connect free of data charges across Facebook apps and mobile website, and now in the traditional language of Kiswahili." MTN started its journey with commencement of single licence in South Africa in 1994, and expanded its network drastically and is still climbing the stairs of success. Recently, MTN Group has been delineated as the only South African company on the World Champions list. The list accumulated by analysts from American multinational financial services company, Citi Group, comprises of world companies operating at a large scale and leading their respective industries. In the same strain, MTN Group President and CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa asserted, “Being named on the World Champions list is exciting and humbling, especially as MTN commemorates its 20th anniversary this year. This global recognition signifies that we continue to play a vital role in our industry.” Furthermore, MTN is listed together with iconic global companies including Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. According to analysts, MTN has been chosen as one of the World Champions taking in consideration the operations of company in 21 countries and is number 1 player in 15 of its markets and number 2 in the rest. According to Dabengwa, MTN is a pioneering company, and continues to be innovative to enhance shareholder value and transform the lives of its customers through technology and attributes that is the key reason for the company’s success thus far. MTN now on the World Champions list mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 6. FRANKLY SPEAKING06 Shifting the fortune of Africa I urge in light of the economic and financial challenges in the U.S. and in the eurozone to encourage our traditional supporters not to abandon their pledges to Africa. H.E. Mr. Jacob zuma President of the South Africa By kirit sobti, editor, iat editor@indoafricatimes.com Uganda, sitting on a "pile of uranium", is seeking India's knowhow to develop its reserves and open up new vistas of energy The booming continent, Africa’s rising financial sector has opened up new and more opportunities for India and Indian corporates. Presently, Africa is witnessing strong growth from its financial and banking sector. In 1978, the sector drove DHL’s expansion into Africa when global banks needed to get certification to Africa, according to Sumesh Rahavendra of DHL Express SSA. He asserts that the Africa’s increased political stability, growing economy and willingness to trade with international partners offers a prominent opportunity for financial facility bodies to enhance their network among customer base and derive revenue from traditional banking products. Sumesh Rahavendra also notes that retail banking is an imperative emphasis for both international and regional banks and requires these bodies to extend their foothold in Africa. The financial bodies need to make financial services products available in regions left unexplored. Worth focusing is that the opportunities for financial facility bodies or say entities routing to Africa constitutes of trade finance for corporate customers and retail banking for private individuals as it seems to be the most immediate needs in the region. If KPMG’s 2014 Financial Services in Africa report is to be believed, retail banking in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is anticipated to grow at a compound annual rate of 15% between now and 2020. Thus, getting the sector’s contribution to Africa’s collective GDP to 19% from an estimated 11% in 2009. Nevertheless, it has been observed that the success strategy in Africa also includes being exposed to prospects in historically unappealing regions. With financial sector reaching heights, Rahavendra concluded, “While perceived risks may be high, the rewards are equally so since Africans are discerning consumers and readily pay for quality products and services.” Booming finance sector of Africa opens opportunities for India Africa has, for long, been our favoured continent and upgrading our representative office of the past five years to branch banking in South Africa is one more step in that direction. The existing foreign aid model should be renovated, and the new system should take a more nuanced view of international development. rates or does it include a noticeable alteration in the lives of a considerable portion of the population of a country? For this drive, ‘development’ is mostly progress, be it economic, social or cultural, that serves the basic needs of both today and tomorrow. This desires to comprise five interconnected freedoms; viz., economic opportunities, political freedoms, social freedoms, transparency and protective security. Under development befalls when these basic needs and freedoms are deprived of or not equally available to all members of the populace. Undevelopment is not the absence of development. It results from the uneven nature of human social, political and economic development. ‘Development’ to me means much more than economic growth as assessed by enhancement in GDP per capita. In like way, a decline in GDP growth rate does not inevitably mean there is underdevelopment. Two questions are relevant: firstly, is there any strong connection between foreign aid and (under) development in Africa? Secondly, has aid thrived in making Africa better or has it damaged development? There is no settlement on the suitable responses to these questions. In many circumstances, people have convinced central confidence systems and follows that stimulus their acuities of what development should necessitate. If these factors are overlooked, one cannot have a complete thoughtfulness of the kinetics of aid, politics and socio-economic development in Africa. To a large extent, Africa’s growth hinge on “African private sector entrepreneurs, African civic activists and African political reformers… not on what ineffective, bureaucratic, unaccountable and poorly informed and motivated outsiders do”. Besides, there is continuous debt repairing where receivers regularly report to patrons and try to keep things “normal” thus ignoring domestic issues and development. Loans put Africa in debt and it has to spend perpetuity in a merry-go-round affair to postpone and negotiate “to keep gross inflows sufficient to fund debt servicing outflows.” It is challenging to settle from the many arguments above particularly since there is no sole magic rod to grasp development to appear. Most of the so-called observed studies emphasize on economic growth in the macro-economic sense without taking grasp that development is much bigger than just statistically substantial upgrading in GDP per capita. The authenticity is that there could still be extensive poverty in the grassroots even when a country is apparent to have reached considerable levels of macro-economic growth. Given the indistinct and vague nature of experiential literature on aid efficiency, there cannot be a stable conclusion that aid has led to (under) development in Africa. However, I repeat my debate that unless aid/ development deliberations include socio-cultural factors, it cannot be fully appreciated why foreign aid has flunked to bring development in Africa. S ignal of futile foreign aid is widespread in Africa. The discussion on how aid can be vigorous and enhance to Africa’s growth is, on the other hand, still enduring dispossessed of any strong way forward. The wide spread gap between the developed and developing countries has subjugated international associations and peacekeeping for a long time. Yet, there is hint that decades of foreign aid have done petty in shifting the fortunes of many African states, most of which are presently undergoing low growth rates. Foreign aid flows from developed to developing countries have been greeted as the answer to world poverty. These aids meets many challenges. The hardest relays to the Millennium Developments Goals (MDGs). The main MDG target - sinking the percentage of people living in utmost poverty to half by 2015 - on present tendencies will not be attained in sub- Saharan Africa. Still seemingly hopeful predictions propose that the MDG income poverty target will not be achieved in sub-Saharan Africa until 2147, some 132 years late. The many enlightened objectives that aid is likely to attain are introduced on the central hypothesis that aid works in reducing poverty. Yet the efficiency of aid in plummeting poverty and realizing other related developmental results, counting pre- conditions for poverty reduction, has been called into question for many decades. The inflow of vast amounts of foreign aid can have risky consequences on the governments of the receiving countries, and can end up doing more damage and good in several conditions. Nevertheless, discernment by donor countries on the cornerstone of standards of governance makes new difficulties. The existing foreign aid model should be renovated, and the new system should take a more nuanced view of international development. Several detractors go so far as to tag aid as damaging, a disappointment or as counterproductive in terms of the efficiency criteria. Complementing the MDGs is a lately originated optimism allied with official aid. This is grounded on discoveries of a budding body of experiential examination on the macroeconomic influence of these inflows, most of which includes the econometric analysis of panel data sets. Aid now seems to work in the logic that per capita economic growth would have been poorer in its absenteeism. This is pure, unmistakable finding of virtually all pragmatic studies conducted over the last seven or eight years. Foreign aid is meant at endorsing development, but what is (under) development? Is it GDP growth Alok Misra Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of India MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 7. TRAVEL&tourism 07 S eychelles islands are different, faithfully echoing their epithet: another world. Because, among other island destinations offering processed products and experiences, the Seychelles islands cling jealously to their primordial roots, recalling that time when dinosaurs still breathed, tectonic plates fractured and ancient continents first began to divide. Since 75 million years, when this sparkling archipelago of 115 isles first floated free of the giant landmass of Pangea to occupy its solitary niche in the azure expanse of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles islands have remained a sanctuary. A place where Nature’s bounty, trodden underfoot elsewhere, has been conserved and protected in such forms as the planet’s tiniest frog,thesuper-rarejellyfishtreethewondrous coco-de-mer and Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll. The Seychelles islands are also home to some of the most spectacular seabird colonies in the world as well as 13 species and 17 subspecies that occur nowhere else on earth. Classed among the rarest species to be found among the islands are the Seychelles Scops Owl, Magpie Robin, Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Warbler, Black Parrot, the flightless White-throated Rail and the Seychelles White Eye. Inhabited since a mere 250 years, today, the Seychelles islands are still unbelievably untouched, their primeval beauty cascading from lushly forested granite peaks, through ancient hillside glades to the grandeur of a pristine, sapphire ocean. Finally, there is a place where you can still tread in the footsteps of the ancient mariners as they first beheld, open-mouthed, the breathtaking exquisiteness of these island jewels. A place to experience the same wonder as the first explorers as they wandered among the granite-studded hillsides to find precious timber, a flora and fauna bewildering in its richness and diversity and a sense of tranquillity and calm to rival that of Heaven itself. Refreshingly, the Seychelles islands today remain a sanctuary, not only for some of the rarest life forms on earth, but also for modern travellers grown weary of the ordinary and the mundane in their holiday experiences elsewhere. For, among these secluded isles, await the experiences of a lifetime amid the reassuring harmony and welcoming friendliness of a multi-ethnic Seychellois society that still lives life close to its roots. Against a backdrop of world-class, five- star accommodation with a standard of service and accommodation to match and a fine, ever-burgeoning portfolio of smaller hotels, guesthouses and self-caterings where to savour the authentic Creole lifestyle, grab to embark on a journey you will never forget. No doubt, Seychelles is taking the lead in promoting regional tourism and is all set to host a travel and travel and tourism mart with the member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR- ARC) next year in 2014 to give the industry a further boost. ON ENTERING THE REAL WORLD OF SEYCHELLES mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 8. TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08 M ost lack access to clean water, energy, and health services. Either because the costs of extending these services are high, the motivation to do so is low, or both. As such, rural poor seeking access to these services and their accompanying opportunities face a choice between abandoning rural life (usually migrating to urban/peri- urban slums, where conditions are often no better), or making do with local alternatives. Unfortunately, in rural areas where the traditional grid cannot easily be extended, the main energy alternative for electricity generation and water pumping is the diesel generator, which can harm both local air quality and the global climate. Such households ultimately resort to using inefficient, dangerous and dim Kerosene Lamps and Candles that are responsible for 50% of burn related injuries/deaths. A room lit by Kerosene and other fossil fuels can have concentrations of pollution 10 times the safe levels. On an average, each household ends up spending 25-35% of their yearly income on buying Kerosene, Kerosene Lamps, Candles and other Lighting Equipments. Solar Universe India (SUI) a brand of Success Pen Impex was started in 2003 by a well known entrepreneur of the pen industry Mukesh Gupta with a simple Solar Garden Lamp. The positive feedback this line of products received stirred a curiosity in him for the Solar Industry and the very important issue of bringing impoverished millions across our country out of darkness. Developed and evolved purely out of passion, Solar Universe India has now branched out from the heart of the capital of India to having not only a pan- india presence but international reputation as well. Known for his innovative and unique ideas, Mukesh Gupta together with his father is credited to have opened the first pen showroom in India in 1995. Duplicating this model, he thenwentontoopenthefirstretail shop for Solar Products in the country, with over 100 products all under one roof. This family run business is now spearheaded by Shubhaang Gupta, the third generation of the family, who has gained first-hand knowledge of the off-grid markets across the globe in a short duration. Key Capabilities In close cooperation with its technology partners and allies, Solar Universe has several key achievements and capabilities such as: Designing, constructing and operating Off Grid and On Grid Solar Power Plants. Designing and building both Standalone and Grid connected Solar Systems for Residential, Commercial and Government establishments. Developing Micro Grid’s and Central Charging Stations in remote areas better known as ‘Pay-As-You Go Model’. Manufacturing of Batteries of different sizes Designing and building Solar Powered Billboards and Street lights. Promotion of affordable consumer based product line which includes Lanterns, Home Lighting Systems and Inverters. Through like-minded partners across the globe, the group is present not only in India and Ireland but has been able to cater the markets of Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Senegal to name a few. With a design team based in Ireland, Solar Universe along with its local RD team assembles, develops and manufactures a variety of Solar Lanterns/ Lamps, Home Lighting Systems, Streetlights and Inverters in India. Having tied up with social enterprises and micro entrepreneurs, the company has recently started work on community based programs that apart from nurturing village level entrepreneurs, promotes Rural Electrification and Empowerment as a whole in un-electrified villages across Africa Asia. The company uses innovative financemodelssuchasCashGrants, Soft Loans, Monthly top-ups and recharge schemes to involve individuals and communities in their rural electrification drive. Solar Universe has been acting as advisors to various institutions, ministries and social enterprises on their programs for Rural Electrification. Currently the company is demonstrating its Smart Micro Solar Universe India Africa: You’ll never walk alone in darkness again According to IEA statistics, 3 out of 5 people do not have access to basic electricity throughout the world. In India for example, 55% of rural households still lack access to the power grid.Africa has 800 million such households. Grid, capable of providing energy access through lights + fans + mobile charging + TVs to various stakeholders across India Africa. Apart from exporting solar products and programs to the continent, Solar Universe has forged local partnerships in East West Africa with plans of setting up a local manufacturing base and promoting complete localizing of products in the continent. Apart from offering highly competitive localized products in the market, the company will be able to generate employment in the continent and thus create avenues of increased income for the local labor and contribute to the overall GDP of the particular country. Recently the company launched its newest product, So-Lite 365 which has been developed as per a comprehensive market research carried out in more than 10 countries across Africa. So-Lite 365 is a multipurpose LED Lantern that delivers backup of 100, 20 and 12 hours on different light modes that can be changed with one-touch. The convenient strap provided with the product makes it easy to carry and handle the product in all situations. It can also be used as an LED bulb if suspended in the air through its strap. The Mobile Charging Unit which was initially developed for a partner in Tanzania is capable of charging 6-10 mobiles every 8 hours apart from providing AC as well as DC output for Lighting to small kiosk and business owners across the continent. Customers can re-charge their mobile phones for a nominal fee and the kiosk owners can use the Light output for their own shop. Moving ahead, Solar Universe wishes to introduce its range of Solar Water Pumping Solutions and Off Grid Solutions for Health Centers, Schools and Computer Labs across the continent. Way Forward By offering products, services and consultation in all segments of Solar Energy, Solar Universe is now looking at partnering with professional firms, governments and individuals who are keen to forward the cause and not just the business of Renewable Energy for the betterment and development of their surroundings and people. Along with their experienced team of engineers and professionals, the company has acquired the capacity to meet the dynamic energy need of any individual or business from across the continent. To book your Advertisement please email to ads@indoafricatimes.com or call at +91 8130796166 MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 9. TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09 Ingredients »» Coconut (scrapped fine):-1 »» Potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed):-3 »» Green chilies (finely chopped):-4 »» Ginger (finely grated):-1 piece »» Salt:-To taste »» Corn flour:-1 tbsp »» Bread crumbs:-¼ cup »» Desiccated coconut powder:-2 tbsp »» Oil to deep fry Tools Required »» Spatula »» Medium bowl »» Frying pan HydroVision India HydroVision India is a new event for the Indian hydropower sector. Co-located with POWER-GEN India Central Asia, the regions most important power related conference and exhibition, and Renewable Energy World India, this is the premier event for meeting the major players in the Indian and international energy sectors and learning about the latest developments, trends and technologies. Date: 05-07 May 2014 Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Aquatech India Aquatech India 2014 features the best possible range of new and proven products on process, drinking and waste water. Come and find out about unique new novelties and advanced technological findings. And make sure to attend the Aquatech Conference and the AquaStages, where you learn about best practices and progressive solutions. Date: 06-08 May 2014 Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Led Expo Mumbai LED Expo Mumbai is the leading event of India that concentrates on the Electronic Electrical Industry. The expo sets a new benchmark for the industry by displaying the varied technologies and new innovations that are taking place in the sector. The LEDs are an irresistible source of lighting in the world and any new development or advancement related with these products will always help the industry to grow and expand. Date: 08-10 May 2014 Venue: Bombay Convention Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Mumbai, India The Manufacturing IT Summit 5th Edition Manufacturing IT Summit 2014 will be held in Mumbai and will attract IT leaders, strategists and solution providers from manufacturing sector to discuss about the latest produces and services. Interactive sessions and real life case studies will some of the highlights of this summit. During this summit industry leaders and key market players will discuss about the role of IT to maximize production, designing of innovative products and elimination of wasteful activities. Date: 09 May 2014 Venue: TBA, Mumbai, India Times Education Boutique – Indore This event showcases products like enhancing your business prospects and help you in promoting your institution on a big measure, issues related to admissions, results and performance, potential interests etc. in the Education Training industry. Date: 10-11 May 2014 Venue: Hotel Sayaji, Indore, India upcoming The one who knows how to adjust is the one who knows how to survive. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Coconut Cutlet Indian Cuisine Prepration Method 1. Combine chilies, coconut, salt, potatoes, corn flour and ginger together. 2. Knead this mixture to make soft dough and separate it into 12equal portions. 3. Shape each portion into a cutlet. Mix coconut powder and breadcrumbs together in a bowl. 4. Dip each cutlet in a crumb-coconut mixture and then put these cutlets in a refrigerator for about ten minutes. 5. In a pan, heat oil and fry both sides of cutlets on medium flame until golden brown. 6. Drain and place cutlets on kitchen paper for a few minutes. 7. Serve hot.  Ry Tanindrazanay malala ô! is the title of the Madagascar national anthem in its native language, Malagasy. What does it translate to into English? Oh, Our Beloved Fatherland  Uganda's national symbol is a bird, known for its gentle nature. It is also featured on the Coat of Arms and on military badges. Which bird is this? Grey Crowned Crane  Which historic leader of the Ivory Coast has a peace prize named for him? Félix Houphouët-Boigny Know More About Africa  Which weapon is depicted on the emblem that appears on both the flag and the coat of arms of Mozambique? Rifle  Which world-famous Nigerian novelist was the author of Things Fall Apart, a book which commemorates the Find the path Start End picture of the week The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari releasing the book titled “Being Muslim in South Asia”, edited by Shri Robin Jaffery and Shri Ronjoy Sen, at a function, in New Delhi on April 28, 2014.  Coconut Cutlet is easy to prepare and tastes really good. Serving Suggestions: Serve hot with chili sauce or tomato ketchup or green chutney. 1. With lots of love. 2. Do you speak French? 3. Let’s celebrate. 4. Where do you live? 5. How many of you are educated? Handy Hindi There is one interesting rule in Uganda that if you cut one tree you have to plant three trees. Best Benefits of Pomegranate Juice for Skin, Hair and Health »» Good for Heart »» Maintains blood sugar levels »» Maintains blood pressure »» Anti-aging benefits »» Helps to heal scars »» Improves the texture of skin »» Pomegranate face mask for glowing skin »» Protection from cancer »» Prevents hair fall »» Good for prenatal care Health Tip greatness of Igbo society and the challenges which white men have brought to it? Chinua Achebe  Known as the City of Saints, this small Eastern Cape city is home to Rhodes University and the annual National Arts Festival. Grahamstown  This beautiful town at the heart of South Africa's wine industry is nick- named Eikestad (Oak Town) because of the abundance of these trees, some of which have been proclaimed national monuments. Stellenbosch mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 10. THEFASHIONISTAS10 BolaRayadjudged 2013Entertainment Entrepreneurof theYear Host of Drive Time on Joy FM and CEO of Empire Group of Companies, Kwabena Anokye Adisi popularly known as Bola Ray, was adjudged Entertainment Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 at the 4th edition of Ghana Entrepreneur Awards at the Banquet Hall, State House. Bola Ray is undoubtedly one of Ghana's foremost personalities when it comes to entertainment. As a result of his undying love for the industry, he established Empire Group of companies, which has its footprints in different spheres of entertainment in Ghana. Subsidiaries of Empire Group of Companies include Empire Entertainment, and Empire 102.7 FM in Takoradi. His outfit is known for the annual 'Ghana Meets Naija' concert which is one of the biggest musical concerts on the Ghanaian entertainment calendar. That event provides a common platform for top-notch artistes from both Ghana and Nigeria, one of Africa's largest nations and its most populous, is keen to collaborate with the over $2-billion Indian film industry to promote better understanding between the two countries and provide competition to Hollywood. I am just excited at the prospect of a future collaboration between a Nigerian filmmaker and one from India, Femi Adeniye, a Lagos-based Nigerian film producer, told IANS on phone. Indian filmmakers have the know-how and the experience and that can combine to be a threat to the Hollywood industry, added the filmmaker. Recently, Abuja hosted the first Indian Film Festival and screend a number of Hindi movies including Lagaan, Pardes, Chak De! India, Stanley Ka Dabba, Jodhaa- Akbar, Sholay, Devdas, Dhoom 2 and 3 Idiots. Indian envoy to Nigeria A.R. Ghanashayan sees a vast scope for mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in filmmaking by virtue of complementing comparative advantages. India is currently Nigeria's second largest trading partner. With a population of 168 million and considerable revenue from oil exports, Nigeria is the largest trading partner of India in Africa. Bilateral annual trade turnover was over $17.3 billion and non-Ghanaian resident entrepreneurs who continue to contribute towards national development through job creation. President and Founder of Entrepreneur Foundation, Mr. Sam Ato Gaisie in his welcome address said the award is built on the idea that entrepreneurs will continue to innovate and sustain their leadership in their respective industry. “Three elements are in place here;benchmarkingagainstbest practices, recognition of past and current entrepreneurship efforts, continued publicity and public attention.” Mr. Gaisie said. He said his foundation will serveasanimportantmediumto inspire Ghanaians to undertake the entrepreneurship path to enhance visibility of Ghanaian entrepreneurs and businesses. Bola Ray was born on the March 1, 1977. His life is a story of determination, persistence honesty and success. He is one of the entertainment industry's Bola Ray  Lupita Nyong'o of Kenya named world's most beautiful person Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, has been named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by People magazine. She said she never dreamed she would be praised for her looks and find herself on the US weekly's cover. Nyong'o shot to fame in the film 12 Years a Slave, winning the Oscar for best supporting actress last month. She subsequently won her first major endorsement when she became the new face of French cosmetics giant Lancome. Nyong'o said it was exciting and a major, major compliment to be on the cover of People. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen,” she is quoted by the magazine. She received an Academy Award this year in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Patsey in the Steve McQueen-directed film. Modern Ghana Nigerian filmmakers seek tie-ups with Indians to take on Hollywood in 2011-12, registering a growth of 34 percent. Last financial year, Indian exports showed a further increase of 1.33 percent even though bilateral trade fell to $16.8 billion. Nigeria is also the largest market in Africa for Indian exports with a large number of Indian companies operating in the country and some of them making substantial investments. India is one of the largest film producing nations in the world and Indian films have also been a part of the country's history and are very popular in Kano, Kaduna and other northern States, and local channels regularly telecast Indian films. Nigeria's First Lady, Lady Patience Faka Jonathan, who attended the film fest, opined that the two countries have a shared relationship and similarities in an enterprising film culture. She says: Just like Nigeria with a population of over 160 million people, India is equally blessed with a huge population of over 1.2 billion people. We can therefore imagine what this translates into economic terms. There is the possibility of stakeholders in the film industry from Bollywood and Nollywood (Nigeria's film industry) engaging in partnerships or exchange programmes that will yield mutual benefits and promote better understanding between our two countries. Afurtherboosttorelationship between the two countries in films is likely to increase trade between the countries. Some of film producers are already looking at collaboration between Nigerian and Indian film makers. India Africa Connect Nigeria - two of West Africa's biggest rivals - to share a common stage to entertain patrons. Bola Ray told Myjoyonline. com in an interview after the awards that: I dedicate [the award] to Jehovah God Almighty, my lovely family, my workers at Empire for their teamwork and support. Also to my following out there for believing in me and pushing me up there. Sincerely grateful and humbled by the award. He added the award will definitely spur him on to do more, and to other budding entrepreneurs, I say to them let's continue to go the extra mile and deliver the desired results. We should all make a difference and to my MBA class of Atis Business School, Milan Italy, I dedicate this award to you as well. The Ghana Entrepreneur Awards is organized annually by Entrepreneur Foundation to recognise and award outstanding Ghanaian entrepreneurs most successful and respected personalities who will stop at nothing to see his dream wheel rise nonstop. He had his secondary education at Accra Academy. Afterwards he did his National Service at Radio Universe and then moved on to the School of Administration, University of Ghana, Legon (now the University of Ghana Business School). Whiles in his second year at the university, he also enrolled at the Central University College where he studied Business Administration. He therefore holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the Central University as well. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Recently, he became the winner of a 2013 MBA Business Idea Competition. A MBA Business Idea. Modern Ghana MONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 11. SPORTS2WATCH 11 The national basketball regular league second round gets underway when title hopefuls Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK) host strugglers 30-Plus in Rugunga. In other matches today, United Generation (UGB) Basketball club will be up against Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center-Kicukiro at Amahoro indoor stadium, while National University of Rwanda host Rusizi. The 2011 champions CSK are currently second on the table with 19 points, one behind the reigning champions Espoir, who finished the first round unbeaten. CSK won Morocco will host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) tournament from January 17 to February 8, the organisers announced on Saturday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said the original dates had been extended by one day so that the semi-finals nine and lost one (against Espoir) of their ten first round games. “We have three matches this weekend, and if we win all of them, it would put us in a good position to push for the title. The ideal is to finish the second round unbeaten and see what happens elsewhere,” said CSK head coach Janvier Kamanzi. The Rugunga-based CSK closed their first round with a huge 100-44 win over Huye-based NUR with Mike Buzangu scoring the game high 49 points, while his elder brother Patrick Buzangu added 34 points. New Times Afcon 2015/Kossi Agassa: We need to best prepare for these qualifiers! CAF proceeded to the draw for the qualifiers of Afcon 2015. This was an opportunity to know not only the groups, but also the composition of the groups that determine the 15 countries qualified for this competition that will be held in Morocco. The Hawks of Togo will play in Group E alongside Ghana and Guinea- Conakry. The fourth member of the group will be known after the games pitting Madagascar to Uganda and Mauritania to Equatorial Guinea. The Togolese football which is plagued by infightings has a lot on the board. And the rivalry between teammates of Kossi Agassa and Ghana are known. “It's a pretty tough group. But we must deal with it. We actually need to best prepare for these qualifiers. I think the leaders of the Togolese Federation are seeking a new coach. Is Togo favorite to qualify given its performance during Afcon 2013? Maybe yes, maybe no since after the Afcon 2013 there has still been a lot of problems in the selection. To achieve good qualifiers we must already overcome all these problems and start on the right foot …” said Kossi Agassa, Togo goalkeeper in comments relayed by RFI. Modern Ghana Trio to attend Fifa-Cecafa seminar in Dar-es-Salaam Rwandan officials will be part of other Cecafa administrators invited to take part in the two-day Fifa seminar on communications which started on May 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke, who will be accompanied by other seven officials of the Zurich-based Fifa, will officiate the event. Presidents, General Secretaries and heads of communications from 12 Cecafa member associations — Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somali, Sudan, Sudan Kusini, Uganda and host Tanzania — have been invited to take part in the seminar. The Rwanda football federation administrators going to for the seminar include; federation president Vincent Degaule Nzamwita, Secretary General Olivier Mulindahabi and Marketing Manager Patrick Kagabo. The seminar is part of a series of development events initiated by Fifa, with the objective of engaging its member associations in a landmark consultation process. New Times CSK target B-ball title as second round kicks off Dates announced for 2015 CAN in Morocco could be held on separate days. Traditionally, the semi-finals of the biennial African football showpiece have been played on the same day. Group A will be based in Marrakech, Group B in Agadir, Group C in Rabat and Group D in Tangier. Central city Marrakech hosts the January 17 opening match and Moroccan capital Rabat the February 8 final. In another change from recent tournaments, only one Group A game will be played on the opening day with the other being held a day later. The draws for the preliminary and group phases of the qualifying competition are scheduled for Sunday at CAF headquarters in Cairo. Modern Ghana Samuel Eto'o, a global markIt is one of the most renowned talents of World football. This Cameroonians now aged 34, is the captain of the national team, the Indomitable Lions, qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Infact,thankstohim,CameroonwillbetheWorldCupfootballinBrazilin2014.Thisperformance is unique in Africa. For now, Samuel Eto'o fils has delighted the English club Chelsea, qualified to play the final stages of the European Champions League. But, before Chelsea, samuel Eto'o played in European Real Mallorca and Barcelona FC (Spain), Inter of Milan (Italy) clubs in which he has won 4 times in the Champions League and was ranked best player in the world of Champions Cup; et he played in the Russian club of Andy Makashkala, where he was the most paid footballer of the world. He exercises his talent from a young age, in Yaoundé district Championships at Mvog Ada. Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, where his father worked in a company for urban transportation, it is registered in the college district Bonadoumbé and continued to play in the championships in its class. Thus he is noticed by selectors of football school in Brasseries, Cameroon; and he plays on the international level, participating with his comrades in the Minimes football tournament, Montegu in France, they won the tournament four times consecutively. Thereafter, he made a brief stint in the second Cameroonian club division, Ksa Douala, which gives way to Real de Madrid. It is the Boom and the departure which will hoist in the world. With the national team of Cameroon, the indomitable Lions, he won the Gold Medal of the Olympic Games in football in Sydney. Samuel Eto'o is one of the greatest footballers in the world. We will hear more about him at the World Cup in Brazil. Jean Calvin Ayissi mONDAY | MAY 05, 2014
  • 12. ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12 What is the most dynamic foreign policy decision taken by the Indian Government to further enhance the bilateral relations between the two recently? In recent years, bilateral relations have witnessed significant depth and growth laying the foundation for a richer and more fruitful relationship. Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee visited Rabat in 1999, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Morocco, thus paving the way for developing closer and intense relations with the political leadership of Morocco. From Morocco, His Majesty King Mohammed VI's official visit to India in 2001 and his private visits in 2003 and 2005, signify His Majesty’s warmth for India and his desire to maintain closer ties with India. The visit of Hon'ble External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India to Morocco took place from 30 January to 1 February, 2014. The visit was historic in nature, being the first by an EAM to Morocco. During the visit, India and Morocco signed two cooperation agreements in the fields of environment and marine fisheries. Morocco has been a big supplier of phosphate to India. Please give us an insight on this. In the manufacture of phosphatic fertilizers, phosphoric acid is an important raw material. This vital ingredient is in short supply in India. India being a large importer of phosphoric acid, there is a clear need to secure reliable sources of this chemical. A joint venture, Indo Maroc Phosphore SA (IMACID), was setup in 1997 between Chambal Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited and Office Cherifien Des Phosphates (OCP), Morocco, one of the world’s largest suppliers of Phosphate and its derivatives. Commercial production began in November 1999. In 2005, Chambal and OCP diluted their shareholdings by 16.66% of each in favor of Tata Chemicals Limited. Currently it is a joint venture between OCP, Morocco Indian companies M/S Chambal Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited and TATA Chemicals Limited (TCL) with the equal partnership of 1/3 each. The annual turnover is about 2000 Million Dirhams( $ 250 million). This JV project, worth US $ 227 million, produces about 430,000 MT per annum of phosphoric acid; nearly all of it is imported by India. What are the specific areas in which India can enhance its bilateral ties with Morocco? The specific areas of interest could be: i) Auto industry, SMEs, pharmaceuticals, IT, rural technology and agro-processing, renewable energy, greater institutional linkages between think tanks as well as establishment of higher learning institutions, e-learning/ telemedicine, tourism and hospitality, banking, civil aviation, etc. ii) There is immense interest in Morocco in Indian art and culture, especially Hindi cinema whose leading stars are household names in Morocco. It should be possible for Indian film industry to shoot their movies in Moroccan locations if attractive incentives are offered. iii) We should have regular visits at different levels of the government and the private sector from both sides. Leading corporates like TATA, Ranbaxy, Pepsico India have incorporated wholly-owned subsidies in Morocco. Comment and how you eye to bring in more of Indian investment to the country. Tata group has its presence in Morocco in the fields of phosphate and vehicles. Tata Chemicals Ltd. has one-third partnership in IMACID, a joint venture between Indian and Moroccan companies for production of phosphoric acid. Tata Hispano Motors Carrocerries Maghreb S A (THM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors India, operating in Morocco since the year 2000. Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited started by establishing a representative office in Casablanca, Morocco in 2005 and later decided to further strengthen its presence in Morocco by establishing its wholly owned entity - Ranbaxy Morocco LLC - in 2011. PepsiCo India has acquired the beverage maker's entire franchisee bottling operations in Morocco. Which are the major events to be held in nearby future in Morocco that will offer a platform and will prove fruitful for the Indian Diaspora? Important bilateral events like Foreign Office Consultations, Joint Commission Meeting, Joint Business Council meetings etc. are in the pipeline to be held in Morocco in the near future which will be further helpful for enhancing bilateral relations. The size of Indian community in Morocco is very small viz., about 250. Most of them are traders basically engaged in trading of textiles, electronic equipment etc. Among international fairs and exhibitions in the year 2014 Auto Expo (May 9-18) on ‘Cars and Motorcycles Show’, Ramadan Trade Fair (July 3-29) on ‘Home furnishings, electrical appliances, carpets and textiles, shoes and leather products etc., to be held in Casablanca are worth mentioning. India and Morocco have deep-rooted historical links. Import of phosphate and its derivatives from Morocco is an important element in India’s agricultural production. The Ambassador of India to Morocco, H.E. Mr. Krishan Kumar highlighted in an exclusive interview to Kanchi Batra, Sub-Editor, IAT a propos the efforts of the Indian government with its dynamic foreign policy to enhance its relations with Morocco. Owner / Publisher / Editor: Mr. Kirit Sobti from 3rd Floor, Plot No. 3, Block PSP-IV, Service Centre Opp. Sector-11 (Extn.), Rohini, Delhi-85 Printed at LIPEE SCAN PVT. 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