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The Opulence
of Splendid
Deserts:
NAMIBIA
A Globally
Viable
Country:
KENYA
Start a
Healthy &
Wealthy
Poultry
Business
FACILITAING
AGRICULTURAL
SOLUTIONS IN
T
he East African country, Kenya recently hosted the first ever
Agritec Africa organized by Radeecal Communications from June
23-25, 2014 unveiling an occasion for the delegates and visitors
to discover the greatest emerging markets in the globe. The exhibition
was formally launched by Mr. Felix K. Koskei, Cabinet Secretary for
Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
Expressing his earnest gratefulness to the Ministry of Agriculture,
the organizer of the event, Mr. Sanyal Desai, CEO of Radeecal
Communication remarked on the joint venture prospects for Indian
investors and the local counterparts through this conference and
exhibition. On mobilizing such huge number of delegates, it was now the
Minister of Agriculture who cherished the organizers for putting their
best foot forward for the accomplishment of this event.
“The theme for this forum Exploring the most Emerging Markets in
the Globe is a well thought out visionary way forward in ensuring our
largely agrarian economies in Africa and Asia continue to significantly
touch the lives of the people that inhabit these geological areas. Indeed
the two continents are fast emerging as leading food baskets of the
world and many countries are looking up to our vast continents to
address their food and nutrition security concerns,” said the Cabinet
Secretary.
“This event is a clear testimony of the development of the relations
Kenya
Ghana
passes local
content law
Joint venture
prospects
for India &
Kenya
Wassupafrica02
Ghana to host 2nd West Africa
Microfinance Conference
T
he 2nd West Africa
Microfinance Conference
(WAMIC 2014) is to be hosted
in Accra from July 23-24, 2014, at
the Accra International Conference,
Accra-Ghana.
The two-day conference which
is being organized by The African
CentreforPeaceBuilding(AFCOPB)
and powered Senyo Global is under
the theme 'Reducing Extreme
Poverty through Microfinance'.
It brings together experts in the
microfinance sector, policy makers,
investors, legislators and civil
society groups to share knowledge
and information on best practices
in the field and how the sector can
be improved to meet its original
objectives.
"The 2014 WAMIC is not only
going to be one of the biggest
gathering of MFIs industry
players in the West Africa sub-
region but would also present an
opportunity to develop a road map
to a legislative framework for the
sector through a high level panel
New strategy to promote
irrigation, mechanization
The Ministry of Agriculture in
partnership with districts in the
Eastern Province has designed
a strategy aimed at increasing
agricultural production in the
region.
The strategy aims at
transforming the rural
environment through agro-based
industrialization, mechanization,
irrigation, and full participation of
all stakeholders.
During a one-day consultative
meeting that brought together
the governor, district mayors,
agriculture as well as veterinary
officers yesterday, the Director
General of Rab, Dr. Jacque
Mbonigaba, said the government’s
agricultural modernization
strategy hinges on increased
irrigation, mechanization, and
value addition to crop production
as well as increased support to the
private sector.
He said the government was
determined to maximize crop
production, adding that Eastern
Province was the food basket of the
country.
“The role of government in
the new strategy will include
investing in basic infrastructure by
concentrating on areas with high
agricultural potential to make them
attractive to private investors,” he
said.
He urged Eastern Province
leaders and experts to double their
efforts to increase productivity,
noting that the country relied much
on the province.
“Eastern Province produces
between 70 and 80 per cent of the
total national volumes of cereals.
It constitutes 80 per cent of
marshland cover, supplies 72 per
cent of the country’s milk and beef,
80 per cent of banana, cassava;
almost all tomato production,
among others,” Mbonigaba said.
He challenged local leaders
to capitalize on the nature of the
land in their respective districts,
to maximize production and
productivity.
“The province has the largest
arable land in the country. The
potential here is great,” Mbonigaba
said.
Value for money
Mbonigaba, however, lamented
that in some cases, irrigation
schemes that are already under
implementation have never
showed real value for money.
He said there was still
a challenge of sustainable
management of agricultural
irrigation schemes.
“Irrigated areas are meant to
produce high value crops. We did
cost benefit analysis, but can we
make it? For example, the irrigation
scheme in Rurambi, Bugesera
District is not doing so well. About
400 hectares are not being put to
proper use,” Mbonigaba said.
New Times
Ethiopian Airlines earns Bombardier's
top award
It was Ethiopian Airlines which came
out tops of the Africa and Middle
East operators of Bombardier’s Q400
turboprop aircraft with a dispatch
reliability of 99.4 percent, taking the
honors for the fourth year running
since this aircraft type joined the ET
fleet.
Ethiopian presently operates 13
of these aircraft, with several of them
already reconfigured into a two class
version, offering 7 business class seats
and 60 in economy class and uses
them mainly on domestic and shorter
regional routes, including flights to the
East African airports of Entebbe, Kigali,
Kilimanjaro, Mombasa and Juba for
their off peak connections.
Ethiopian Airlines' CEO Tewolde
Gebremariam say in a media release:
‘We are pleased to receive the award
for the fourth year in a row. I wish to
thank our employees and especially
those working in our light aircraft
and turbo-prop section for this
outstanding result. It is the fruit of their
continued dedication and hard work.
We are committed to providing to our
esteemed customers reliable schedule
and punctual flights at all times. Our
higher dispatch reliability performance
is a reflection of this commitment to
our customers on the domestic and
regional routes’.
Ethiopian was the first African
operator to take delivery of a Q400
aircraft and has since been joined by
RwandAir, which also operates one
dual class Q400 on its domestic and
regional routes.
Ethiopian is also a Bombardier
certified maintenance facility and
besides maintaining their own fleet at
their in-house MRO also services the
RwandAir Q400.
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discussion as we look at the future
of the microfinance sector in West
Africa". Korsi Senyo, The Executive
Director of AFCOPB told Awake
Business News.
Korsi Senyo added, 'The issues
facing the microfinance sector
calls for a collective efforts and
responsibility as it affects not only
MFIsoperatorsandtheirclientsbut
pose a threat to national security.
This is why we (AFCOPB) as a
peace-building organization whose
basic aim is to solve some of the
basic problems (unemployment,
lack of credit, poverty etc.) that
might have otherwise acted as
agent of conflict, wish to champion
public awareness on the matter
and contribute our quota to solving
the problem'.
Some of the conference
objectives are to equip participants
with the needed skills in managing
microfinance business, to
provide a common platform for
the participants to share ideas
and resources, to empower
businesses with the skills they
need to be stronger and also to
help participants identify and take
advantage of the microfinance
business as an emerging market in
Africa.
The 2014 WAMIC which is
being sponsored by Tigo Ghana
present another unique benefit to
participants as a larger platform
for sharing ideas and information
in the field, showcase their Micro
finance companies, identify other
areas of business investment and
to network with key figures and
stakeholdersfromthemicrofinance
industry.
"We belief in the huge role micro
finance services could play in the
development and growth of small
to medium enterprises within our
economy and the role that Mobile
Financial services could potentially
play in this growth. This is why
we (Tigo Ghana) have decided
to sponsor this conference" Mr.
Selorm Adadevoh - Head of Mobile
Financial Services, Tigo Ghana
'We therefore appeal to
corporate bodies, the media, NGOs,
civil society, development agencies,
and individuals for sponsorship,
donations and any other form of
support towards the realization of
this dream.' Korsi Senyo.
Modern Ghana
MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
Wassupafrica 03
Kenyan
Government
to enact new
regulations to
control use of
petroleum
revenues
By Francis L Sackitey, Ghana
The Kenyan government is set to enact
laws to regulate use of petroleum
revenues following continued oil
discoveries in the country.
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary
Henry Rotich said the new regime would
prevent oil incomes being used for items
such as public sector wages.
“Laws on managing revenue from
resources have to be in place before you
start exploiting them,” he said during
the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s
annual meeting in Rwanda.
Delegates at the meeting heard
that the rush to build infrastructure, and
pressure from citizens for swift rewards
from oil and gas discoveries, have
pushed some governments to loosen
policy.
That has led to ballooning current
account deficits, rising debt and fiscal
shortfalls that threaten to take the shine
off otherwise positive growth stories.
Resource-reliant Ghana and Zambia
show how star economic performers
can quickly face the heat. Ghana’s cedi
and Zambia’s kwacha have hit record
lows against the dollar this year as rising
spending has strained state finances.
“It’s as if we haven’t learnt anything
about macroeconomic management,”
said Mthuli Ncube, chief economist at
the AfDB, echoing other delegates at the
bank’s meeting.
“The macro-policies are out of
line, whether you are looking at budget
deficits, current account positions, the
debt positions and so forth,” he said.
Africa is the fastest-growing
continent after Asia but it has a long
way to go before its roads, railways, and
schools or hospitals match infrastructure
in other economies.
As rapid economic growth cuts
donor aid as a proportion of gross
domestic product, governments have
turned to international markets to finance
capital or other spending, but their
credibility among investors could quickly
crumble if fiscal discipline is not instilled.
“Initially, part of the investor
appetite for sub-Saharan African
sovereign debt was due to the fact that
there was relatively little issuance, and
that investors were becoming more
attuned to the ‘Africa Rising’ story,” said
Razia Khan, head of research for Africa
at Standard Chartered bank in London.
“But this risks being eclipsed
by the reality of fiscal management
shortcomings,” she said.
Ghana, which began oil exports
in 2010 and saw economic growth of
7.1 per cent last year, paid a premium
for its Eurobond issued in July worth
$750 million because of worries about
its fiscal and current account deficit.
Ghana’s yield of 8 per cent compared
with 6.875 per cent on a $400 million
bond issue in April by Rwanda, a state
with few resources but a better reputation
for public financial management.
Zambia, Africa’s biggest copper
producer, is growing by about 6 per cent
annually. But with an ambitious plan
to upgrade its road network and other
infrastructure, Fitch downgraded it as the
budget deficit widened to 6.7 per cent of
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year
and the current account deficit hit 12 per
cent.
The International Monetary Fund
urged Ghana and Zambia last month to
rein in their deficits to help deal with any
shocks, as developed nations scale back
economic stimulus that had encouraged
investors to turn to Africa for higher
yields.
Modern Ghana
the respected stalls demonstrated
and showcased their expertise
and quality services for all kind
of agricultural solutions to the
visiting delegates.
A very heartening air was
formedduringthecommunications
which put up a clear juncture to
identify the outlooks accessible in
Kenya.
State-of-the-art products for
high tech agricultural solutions
from Indian brands took the
limelight. Companies like Sonalika
International, Mahindra &
Mahindra, Garware-Wall Ropes,
Om Irrigation, Finolex Plasson,
Captain Irrigation System,
Shaktiman, V.K. Drip Irrigation
amongst other Indian brands
presented their accurate know-
hows to the targeted customers.
“I appreciate and commend
the eminent business community,
corporate exhibitors from around
the world, and the media whose
support has made this Exhibition
and Conference possible. In
this regard, I am convinced
you have noted and identified
potential areas of investment and
commenced tangible business
bus to the front.
According to him, it had been
projected that the oil reserves would
yield $20 billion revenue within the next
five years and the law would ensure
that most of that amount was spent in
the country to ensure that Ghanaians
had a fair share of the returns.
The minister indicated that all IOCs
were to submit their local content plan
to the Petroleum Commission and that
should contain detailed provisions that
would ensure that preference was
given to the provision of goods and
services within the country which met
internationally accepted standards and
specifications of the petroleum industry.
Mr Buah asserted that when
it came to employment, qualified
Ghanaians were to be given the first
consideration, saying that the days
when “oil companies took insurance
policies from foreign insurance
companies are over, as an aspect of
the new law which deals with insurance
states categorically that a contractor or
sub-contractor, licensee or other allied
entity engaged in a petroleum activity
that requires insurance shall procure
the services of a local insurance
company”.
“The regulation also guarantees
employment for Ghanaians in junior and
middle-level positions, while requiring
a succession plan for Ghanaians to
take over positions currently occupied
by non-Ghanaians,” he said.
The minister, however, warned
that any Ghanaian harbouring the idea
of fronting for any foreign company
should think again, as anybody who
would be found liable would be
prosecuted.
Reacting to the law, Tallows oil
the major oil extracting company
in Ghana, has expressed their
willingness to go by the local content
law. “We have made a commitment
to playing our part in ensuring that the
success of the oil and gas industry
brings transparent and tangible
benefits to local people and national
economies where we operate.”
“We believe that Foreign Direct
Investment is a real benefit to the
host countries where we operate
and are committed to bringing the
benefits of this investment to support
our efforts in delivering sustainable
local content.”
Tullow oil added that they were
committed to regular engagement
and communication with local
suppliers to ensure they understand
what they want, can easily navigate
their contracting and procurement
processes and be a part of their
transparent supply chain.
Furthermore, “we are
committed to working effectively
with our suppliers to improve
overall performance throughout
our supply working closely with
key stakeholders at all levels of
the community, government and
regulator to ensure the delivery of
strong local content legislation to
support the above commitments.”
“Our commitment, supported by
ethical and responsible business
practices, will help us to achieve a
sustainable and competitive local
supply chain for Tullow, building
futures in the countries where we
operate,” they concluded.
linkages and partnerships
concerning some of the Kenyan
agricultural commodities such as
banana, Irish potatoes, ground
nuts, sugarcane, maize and cotton.
I even understand that some
of you would be interested to
venture in dates look forwards
and fish farming and are most
welcome. These interactions
should continue to grow as we
look forward to another Agritec
in the year 2015” said Mrs. Sicily
Kariuki, Principal Secretary,
agriculture.
The government of Kenya is
committed to continue pursuing
an all-inclusive growth strategy
that promotes broad, regional
and global participation and
cooperation. I addition, as a nation,
we are keen on establishing
business linakages where they
do not exist and enhancing the
already existing partnerships, she
further asserted.
Vision 2030 is the Kenyan
government’s long term plan for
attaining middle income status as
a nation by 2030 and has emphasis
on the Public Private Partnership
(PPP) model.
Ghana passes local content law
By Francis L. Sackitey, Ghana
Ghana’s parliament has passed
a petroleum regulation law (LI 2204)
known as the local content law. This
law is meant to put Ghanaians at the
forefront of all petroleum activities
ensuring that the country benefits
from their new oil resources while
the foreign oil companies also get fair
returns on their investment.
The law they said will also
help in developing local capacities
in the petroleum industry value
chain, achieving the maximum local
employment level and in-country
spending of oil revenue. It will increase
the capability and international
competitiveness of domestic
businesses and related supportive
industries to sustain Ghana’s economic
development.
Another important aspect of
the local content law is to ensure a
transparent monitoring system to meet
the objectives of the government’s
economic development and to ensure
that entities in the petroleum industry
submit their local content plans for
their compliance with local content
standards regarding the provision of
goods and services.
Under the law, indigenous Ghanaian
companies will be given first preference
in the grant of petroleum agreements
and licences, while there shall be at
least five per cent equity participation by
an indigenous Ghanaian company other
than the GNPC before an international
oil company (IOC) is deemed qualified
to enter into a petroleum agreement or
licence, unless otherwise approved by
the minister.
Before moving the motion, the
Chairman of the Subsidiary Legislation
Committee of Parliament, Mr O.B.
Amoah, told the House that private
companies in the upstream oil and gas
sector operating in Ghana, represented
by the Ghana Exploration and
Production Forum, had reservations
about certain aspects and provisions of
the regulation, in spite of the fact that
they appreciated the benefits of local
content strategies to Ghana and IOCs.
Speaking to the press, the Minister
of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel
Armah-Kofi Buah, expressed his
appreciation to Parliament for the
passage of the law and said Ghanaians
had been moved from the back of the
between India and Kenya. We are
actually keen on establishing our
relationship with India,” he further
added at the official opening
ceremony of the event.
Agriculture sector is correctly
considered as the engine of the
Kenyan economy accounting
for both direct and indirect
contribution to the GDP. Tea, coffee
dominates the sector making
Kenya the leading producer in
conjunction with the third leading
exporter of fresh produce like
cabbages, onions and mangoes.
Kenya is well gifted with
sufficient possessions for
agricultural growth. In this
country, agriculture is one of the
key sectors that drive the country’s
economy and consequently
performance really sways the
complete economic performances.
In good numbers the delegates
and visitors visited the pavilions of
big Indian brands. The members at
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Mr. Sanyal Desai with Mrs. Sicily Kariuki, Principal Secretary, Agiculture, Kenya
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mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
K
enya, officially the Republic
of Kenya is a state in
East Africa located on the
equator with Indian Ocean to the
south-east, Tanzania to the south,
Uganda to the west and Ethiopia
to the north. With a covering
area of nearly 5,82,650 km2
Kenya is world’s forty-seventh
largest country after Madagascar.
The country got its name from
Mount Kenya illustrious as the
second highest mountain in
Africa. Owing to its location, it
possesses a warm and humid
climate. Nairobi, the capital and
largest city of Kenya is designated
as regional commercial hub and
has a cool climate and gets colder
being closer to Mount Kenya
surrounded by snow-capped
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peaks. Presenting its speedy and
steady economic growth, Kenya
has recorded largest GDP in East
and Central Africa.
ESCALATING ECONOMIC
GROWTH
Kenya exemplifies a ground
affluent with opportunities for
entrepreneurs engrossed in
setting new businesses in the
country. Kenya stays one of
the ideal destinations for doing
business and the credit goes to
its variety of opportunities and
infrastructural gain to investors.
The country is strategically located,
making it a gateway to eastern
and central Africa region. Foreign
investors based in Kenya have
the pro to penetrate East African
Community and Common Market
for East and Southern Africa
(COMESA) markets. Besides this,
Kenya is a member state of IGAD
(Intergovernmental Authority
on Development) and CEN – SAD
(Community of Sahel – Saharan
States) as well.
A PICTURE OF KENYA’S
PRODUCTIVE SECTORS
Kenya has demonstrated its
strength in diverse sectors
viz. infrastructure, agriculture,
building and construction, energy
and manufacturing and offer
enormous business opportunities
in these sectors. In comparison to
its neighbors, Kenya has a well-
developed social and physical
infrastructure.
Infrastructure
Over the last decade infrastructure
contributed nearly half a
percentage to Kenya’s annual
per capita GDP growth. Currently,
as compared to other countries
Kenya AT
A GLANCE
Country Official Name: Republic
of Kenya
Head of State: President H.E. Uhuru
Kenyatta
Administrative Capital: Nairobi
Commercial Capital: Nairobi
Area: 582,640 Sq.km
Natural Resources: Limestone,
Soda Ash, Salt, Rubies, Fluorspar,
Garnets, Wildlife, Coal and Oil
Population: 40.2 million
Languages: Swahili, English
GDP: 40,697,163,224 USD
GNP: 40,526,595,758 USD
Currency:	Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Main Industries: Metal Fabrication,
Automobile Assembly, Electrical
Equipment, Textile, Petroleum
Refining, Pharmaceuticals &
Chemicals, Cement, Paper & Pulp,
Food Processing & other Agro-
based Industries.
GDP Growth Rate: 4.6%
Main Exports: Tea, Coffee,
Pyrethrum, Fluorspar, Flowers,
Horticulture Products, Soda Ash,
Gem Stones and Petroleum &
Petroleum Products.
Main Imports: Machinery and
Transportation Equipment,
Petroleum and Petroleum Products,
Iron and Steel, Raw Materials, Food,
Consumer goods.
in Africa the infrastructure
has relatively enhanced.
Infrastructure is in limelight as
enormous Projects have been
taken up by government to
develop the infrastructural status
and also it offers significant
investment opportunities to all the
investors in the coming years. For
the successful implementation of
planned policies the government
is seeking private capital
support. The government also
welcomes innovative ideas from
the prospective investors that
would further aid to improve the
country’s infrastructure.
Agriculture
Agriculture is one of the fastest
growing sectors in the Kenyan
economy and contributing
almost 26% to its GDP and 25%
indirectly through its ties with
manufacturing, distribution and
other service related sectors. It
is regarded as the backbone of
Kenya earning a huge share of
foreign exchange and nearly 45%
of government revenue. Observing
its speedy growth and influence
many investors seek interest and
wish to invest in this flourishing
sector. The sector comprises of
crops, livestock, fisheries, land,
water, cooperatives, environment,
regional development and
forestry sub sectors. Immense
joint ventures opportunities are
accessible for foreign investors
seeking local counterparts,
along with export-oriented
agri-business, horticulture
and processing of oil crops.
Complementing its competitive
advantage Kenya possesses many
other investor friendly factors
that make Kenya a favorable
location for investment. The
encouraging factors comprises of
a well-established export market,
affordable labor, loyal investor
relations and most importantly
the presence of multinationals in
the vital sector.
Building and Construction
Although Kenya has experienced
a robust growth in housing
development during the last
few years but still there is a lot
of demand unmet in the urban
areas. The constantly growing
population and expanding demand
for affordable houses acts as the
motivating drivers and presents
opportunities in the construction
of residential, commercial and
industrial buildings including
low cost housing. Manufacturing
and supply of raw materials used
in construction is another area
of interest that provides ample
business to the investors.
Manufacturing
With its great potential and
contribution to country’s wealth,
employment creation and poverty
elevation, manufacturing is
among the key productive sectors
of Kenya. The sector aspires to
strengthen production capacity of
domestically manufactured goods,
boost the share of products in
regional market from 7 to 15 per
cent and develop niche products
for existing and new markets.
The sector’s main focus is on
agriculture and plays a vital role in
enhancing agricultural output by
providing forward and backward
linkages with agriculture
sector. It presents enormous
opportunities for direct and joint-
venture investments accessible in
manufacturing sector comprising
of agro-processing, manufacture of
garments, assembly of automotive
components and electronics,
paper, pharmaceuticals, metal
and engineering products for both
domestic and exports market.
Information and
Communications Technology
An array of business opportunities
are offered by Kenya in ICT
sector for both local and export
markets. Being a regional hub
and a financial capital of the East
and Central Africa region, the
estimated total size of the local
ICT market is US$ 500 million and
entrance of renowned companies
like Spanco and Airtel in Kenya are
anticipated to further boost the ICT
sector in the region. An investment
Promotion Act (2004) was also
enacted by Kenya Investment
Authority to assist investors in
obtaining licenses necessary for
investment.
Energy
In Kenya, the renewable energy
sectorismostvigorous.Theenergy
policy in the country aspires to
save more of energy and supply
adequate quantities at reasonable
costs. Petroleum, electricity and
wood are the main forms of energy
on which the country is dependent.
Alternatively, wind, solar and
biogas are utilized as energy
sources. Fulfilling nearly 87%
of the country’s requirements
petroleum is the key source of
commercial energy. The policy
also emphasizes the delivery of
quality energy services in order
to attract investments for the
economic activities which use
energy sources for production at
competitive prices.
KENYA
A Globally Viable Country
WHY KENYA?
•	Fully liberalized economy (no
exchange controls);
•	As a member of the multilateral
investment Guarantee Agency
(MIGA), International center for
settlement of disputes (ICSID) and
Africa Trade Insurance Agency
(ATIA), investors are insured
against non-commercial risk;
•	Business friendly regulatory
reforms for improving the regulatory
framework;
•	Cordial hospitality and warmth of
the people;
•	Tax Treaties and Investment
Promotion and Protection
Agreements such as Multilateral
Trade System (MTS), ACP Cotonou
Agreement and the Africa Growth
and Opportunities Act allows
Kenyan exports to take benefit from
world markets under a number of
duty reduction programmes;
•	It’s stability regardless of
changes in its political system;
•	Steady endeavors to lower the
cost of doing business by executing
various business regulatory
reforms anticipated to decrease the
number of licensing requirements;
•	Accessibility to highly skilled,
educated and trained work force;
•	Its prime location in East Africa
and developed infrastructure
attracts immense investors with
access to regional markets entailing
over 385 million consumers;
•	Prosperous in natural resources;
•	A completely liberalized economy
granting free flow of trade and
private investment;
•	A well-recognized and firm
private sector.
MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
G
lobal software provider,
Microsoft has announced
the launch of new TV white
spacepartnershipsandprojectson
four continents, including Africa,
along with its newest partnership
with SpectraLink Wireless and
Facebook to provide low-cost
wireless connectivity to
students and faculty at
universities in Koforidua,
Ghana.
The announcement
was made at the Dynamic
Spectrum Alliance Global
Summit in Accra, Ghana’s
capital city. Globally,
Microsoft is now involved
in white spaces pilots in 10
countries.
M i c r o s o f t ’ s
commercial partnership
with SpectraLink Wireless
and research partnership
with Facebook – which will
collaborate with Microsoft and
SpectraLink Wireless on joint
technology research to better
understand how TV white space
spectrum and equipment can
support wireless Internet users
today – will deploy wireless
networks covering entire
campuses at All Nations University
College and Koforidua Polytechnic.
This pilot is part of Microsoft’s
4Afrika Initiative to help
improve the continent’s global
competitiveness. A core goal
of the 4Afrika Initiative is to
BusinessBuzz 05
Microsoft launches low-cost
connectivity services for Africa, others
GE, Endeavor Energy and
Finagestion team up to boost
Ghana's power supplypartners to enable new consumer
experiences, while encouraging
governments to make needed
legal and regulatory changes
to allow this technology to be
deployed more broadly.”
“This project will provide
substantial benefit to students
and faculty at the universities,”
said John Sarpong,
CEO of SpectraLink
Wireless.
Africa is not the
only region where
the company’s
white spaces pilots
are flourishing.
In Asia,
Microsoft has
helped to pioneer
white spaces pilots
in Singapore and
the Philippines.
While in Latin
America, the tech
giant is involved in the region’s
first white spaces pilot in Uruguay
where the company is providing
technical support to Plan Ceibal;
an initiative supporting the
integration of information and
communications technologies into
the country’s public education
system.
Finally, in the UK, Microsoft
is working with Ofcom and other
partners on a pilot in Glasgow.
This will play a key role in
providing data to inform Ofcom’s
legislative proposals for TV white
spaces.
US Energy giant, General Electric
and its partners, Endeavour Energy
and Finagestion, have signed a joint
development agreement for the Ghana
1000MW Power Project, aimed at adding
1,000 megawatt of thermal power to
Ghana’s installed electricity capacity.
The agreement was signed at the
offices of the Energy Ministry by General
Electric’s Vice-Chairman, John Rice;
Finagestion’s Chairman Vincent Le
Guennou; and CEO of Endeavour Energy,
Sean Lang.
The Ghana 1000MW Power Project
Conglomerate is a purely private sector,
independent power producer initiative
with zero direct financial contribution
from the Government of Ghana. The
project will combine the construction of
an integrated gas-to-power thermal plant,
currently underway, and a regasification
unit with future importation of liquefied
natural gas (LNG) which makes the
production of power relatively cheaper
and safer.
The John Mahama administration in
Ghana has promised to double Ghana’s
energy generating capacity to 5000
megawatts of power by 2016.
The first of the two-phase projects,
which will cost approximately $900
million and expected to be executed
within a period of two years, is to start
power delivery in early 2017 with an
initial 360 megawatts of electricity in a
simple cycle mode.
Upon completion of the initial phase
in early 2018, it is expected to produce
more than 540 megawatts of electricity
in a combined cycle mode, with the
second phase anticipated to commence
before 2019. This will be in addition to
another hydro power plant, the $980
million 400MW Bui Dam which is under
construction and should be completed
by the end of the year 2014.
The first phase of the project alone
will require more than US$20million of
development capital, over US$200million
of equity from the project sponsors,
and more than US$600million in debt
financing,” said Jay Ireland, CEO and
President of General Electric Africa.
The over-US$1billion project, to be
located in the Western Region, includes
a Floating Storage and Regasification
Unit to facilitate importation of Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG) for power generation.
The importation of LNG as part of
the project will cut out the challenge
the country currently has of having
generation plants without gas to power
them. The use of LNG is also expected
to reduce the cost of generation as
compared to light crude oil.
“CurrentLNGpricesareapproximately
35 percent less than light crude, yet most
thermal plants in Ghana run on it due to
shortage of gas,” said Sean Lang, CEO of
Endeavour Energy, the company that will
co-lead the project’s development.
The Chief Executive Officer of GE, Mr
Jay Ireland, said that the project would
set a new standard for the way that
power would be delivered in Africa.
Speaking on behalf of the Ghana
of Government, the deputy Minister of
Energy, Hon John Jinapor said: “We
thank the Ghana 1000 partners for
keeping their commitment to support
government efforts to boost electricity
generation and lower the cost of power
in Ghana.
“The Ghana Government will
facilitate and fast track all approvals
and permits and provide adequate credit
enhancement in a transparent manner,”
he added.
facilitate access to technology
for the masses and to empower
African students, entrepreneurs,
developers, and others to become
even more active global citizens.
The project is operating under
a TV white space pilot license
granted by the Ghana National
Communications Authority and is
the only TV white space license
currently issued in West Africa.
“TV white spaces technology
when combined with other low-
cost wireless technologies, such
as Wi-Fi, offers a substantial
opportunity for businesses,
consumers and governments
around the world to improve the
economics of broadband network
deployment and service delivery,”
said Paul Garnett, Director in
Microsoft’s Technology Policy
Group. “Through these projects
worldwide, we are working with
local private and public sector
By Francis L. Sackitey, Ghana
By Francis L. Sackitey, Ghana
mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
I
n literal sense how would one describe Sustainable
Development? It postulates a needed future state
for human cultures in which living conditions and
resource-use meet human needs without weakening
the sustainability of natural systems and the
environment, so that coming peers may also have their
wants met. Sustainable development draws collective
concern for the carrying capacity of natural systems
with the social and commercial challenges confronted
by humanity.
Africa is gifted with rich and varied renewable
and non-renewable natural assets; however its folks
continue to be amongst the poorest in the world.
Refining the well-being of people in Africa necessitates
sustainable development braced with peace and
steadiness, and with human, institutional and
organizational dimensions to accost instant challenges,
such as poverty and ailments.
Since some half a century ago when African
countries in full swing started attaining their political
independence, the landform has confronted several
challenges in its expedition for development. There has
been some degree of accomplishment but to a great
extent, the continent is quiet behind the rest of the
world in advancement.
As I have mentioned earlier, poverty rests as
the notable expansion challenge facing Africa. It is
connected to the environs in multifaceted ways, chiefly
in natural resource-based African economies. About
two-thirds of the populations in African countries
live in rural areas, stemming their main revenue from
agriculture.
Population in Africa are cutting trees for fuel wood,
land-degrading farming systems have been undertaken,
wildlife are being hunted to extinction, all in a struggle
to content today’s demanding living wants. Awkwardly,
these actions have not only deteriorated the state of
the deprived living in Africa today, but they will also
have consequences for upcoming generations to come.
According to the World Bank, the sub-Saharan
population is rising at the rate of 2.5 percent per year
as compared to 1.2 percent in Latin America and Asia.
At that rate, Africa's population will double in 30 years.
Fast population growth has put a lot of pressure on
Africa’s ecosystems. Glitches such as food security, land
tenure, environ-mental degradation and the absence
of water supply are often related to high rates of
population growth.
In 1992 at the United Nations Conference on
Environment and Development, Member States were
called upon to assimilate the extents of sustainable
development into their growth strategies. At the 2002
World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD),
this song was further sung, commending Member
States to speed up their determinations at attaining
sustainable development. Later on, African countries
have incorporated these sustainable development
associated promises.
The maintenance of an environment of peace
and security is consequently one of Africa’s notable
development necessities. Separately from its costs in
human and material terms, battles hinder production,
harm infrastructure, avert the reliable delivery of
social facilities and upset societies. In spite of the
long-standing promises and the stress positioned by
African leaders on the course of regional integration,
this has been sluggish and hence, remains a major test
for Africa. It is thus no quirk that the Africa Chapter
FRANKLY SPEAKING06
Jean-Paul Adam
Foreign Affairs Minister,
Seychelles
Michael Masutha
Deputy Science and
Technology Minister,
South Africa
By kirit sobti,
editor, iat
editor@indoafricatimes.com
Africa's climate change legislative
frameworks, though a step in the right
direction, have come under fire for not
being ambitious enough to meet the
challenge of a changing climate.
The Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC), an emerging global actor in
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation (REDD+), has
been criticized because its REDD+
projects are not supported by a legally
binding framework, leaving forest
communities in a legal void and
vulnerable to economic exploitation.
But Jean-Claude Atningamu, a
legislator in the DRC, admitted that while
his country may have strategies and
policies in place, a law on REDD+ is yet to
be developed.
"We have just begun these processes
and we are grappling with many
challenges," he told IPS. He said that
although indigenous communities were
not benefiting from climate change
financing, it was not because of a lack of
political goodwill to do so.
"We do not have the full support from
international community who are not
providing the funding necessary to help
the people of the DRC meet the economic
challenges that they are facing," he said
at the conclusion of the Global Legislators
Organisation (GLOBE International)
summit that was held in Mexico from Jun.
6 to 8. He said that while the DRC has the
second-largest forest cover in the world
"we are yet to receive REDD+ financing."
He pointed out that in Africa the
forest was the wealth of the people, "we
need it to feed our people, to get heat,
to cook. You cannot tell your wife to
stop using firewood and not provide an
alternative source of energy."
But a lack of access to climate
financing is not the only issue of concern
for the African block of legislators.
Simon Asimah, chair of the African
block at the summit and also GLOBE
International vice-president for Africa,
said that the resolutions were not
comprehensive enough to meet the
legislative gaps that Africa is facing.
All Africa
Nature is talking
and Africa's
Legislators are
listeningof the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI)
of WSSD, shapes in its preamble that since the
United Nations Conference on Environment and
Development (UNCED), sustainable development has
remained elusive for many African countries, with
poverty remaining a major challenge.
Experts claim that Africa can realize sustainable
development by climbing up “green economy”
initiatives. What is required is augmented
apportionments from within national budgets added
by donor funding. The United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) describes a green economy
initiative as one that results in “improved human
well-being and social equity, while significantly
reducing environmental risks and ecological
scarcities.”
Later on, doyens says that implementing this
edge through a notion known as “Low-Carbon
Climate Resilient Development” – meaning fetching
in projects that will help lessen greenhouse gas
emission, help adapt to climate change while
increasing income, will help Africa move in the
direction of sustainable development
Now there is a new concept for sustainable
Development stressed by H.E. Mr. James
Michel, President of Seychelles when he called
on Commonwealth leaders to cultivate the
Blue Economy notion as the base of equitable
and sustainable development through the
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
(CHOGM) in Colombo last year.
Can you trust it if somebody laid claim that there
occurs an economic method which does not yield
any waste, has zero discharges, however creates
jobs, shapes social capital and to add above all does
not include higher costs? Yes, the time has come to
conceive this concept.
It seems apparent that the subject of
environmentally friendly sustainable development
cannot be ignored if the African continent is
to encounter its development challenges. The
connections are palpable and tough. If the present
generation of Africans finds it tough to grapple
with development challenges in spite of current
levels of natural resource awards, will coming
generations find it even more challenging to stay
alive and flourish on the continent in later years? At
that time, the continent will have exhausted most
of its possessions and will be stalled from acting its
life-sustaining meanings. This message must vibrate
more strongly with policy makers, community
groups and development partners and every African
thriving today!
I trust that if Africa is to come across these
ecological challenges, it must take action at all levels.
It has to include global, national and community
activities. It must also encompass civil society, public
agencies and the private sector in growth programs
to aid in alleviating the problems.
The stage has arisen for African nations to reveal
their ability to be able to confront these challenges.
There is also a prerequisite for national governments
to engross the private sector successfully to deliver
business elucidations to environmental challenges.
Governments should also felicitate invention
that allows the accomplishment of national
environmental primacies.
I believe that environmentally friendly
sustainable development in Africa is
almost decision making, trade-offs and the
delicate balance of significances. Like any
change process, it necessitates contribution
and commitment from top to bottom –
from government policies to individual
behaviors. In addition, I have confidence
in the new high-tech and social inventions
that will be vital to run alternatives to
help all Africans sustain their livelihoods
without draining the rare natural resources
available to the African continent.
Seychelles and Cape
Verde are naturally aligned
as two countries that have
put sustainability and good
governance at the heart of
their development efforts.
The Department of
Science and Technology
is focusing on setting up
the necessary systems to
support the sustainable solar
energy industry. This is done
through supporting research,
development and innovation
in the energy sector.
Will coming generations find it
challenging to stay on the continent?
Experts claim
that Africa
can realize
sustainable
development
by climbing
up “green
economy”
initiatives.
MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
TRAVEL&tourism 07
N
amibia never miss the mark to
captivate its guests, to charge the
fancies and imaginings of narrators in
their efforts to appositely designate the many-
faceted splendor and harsh magnificence of
this desert country. Having endured arid or
semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million
years, it is well-thought-out to be the oldest
desert on Earth.
The wildlife and flora enduring here are
captivating, and have adapted to life in this
usually inhospitable region in unique and
strangely attractive ways. A trip to this area
is an extraordinarily fantastic experience, but
most visitors revel in its strangeness.
In the Nama language, Namib means
“vast,” and here the desert conquers around
80,900 square kilometers, elongating 1,600
kilometers along the Atlantic coast of Namibia,
wavering in width from 50 to 160 kilometers.
It is sheltered by the Namib-Naukluft Park, a
wonderland of 50,000 square km of shifting
sands and vibrantly-colored dunes. It is the
world-famous Sossusvlei sand dunes that
fascinate the most attention.
The enormous ochre sand dunes at
Sossusvlei are one of the most surprising
sights in the world. Puffed into razor-sharp
ridges by the sand-shifting winds, the
impossibly dramatic red dunes are the highest
in the world, towering some 300 meters into
the air.
These splendid dunes are reachable to any
self-driving visitor, and there is sufficient of
outstanding accommodation in and around
the area.
The good time to view Sossusvlei is close
to sunrise and sunset, when the lively colors
change continually, permitting pleasing
photographic prospects.
One of the best ways to treasure the
grandeur of this area is by light aircraft
on a picturesque flight from Walvis Bay or
Swakopmund, or by catching a balloon ride
over the dunes, although it can also be entered
overland by gravel roads.
Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, is laid-
back, jazzy and diverse, and one of the safest
cities in Southern Africa. Coastal Swakopmund
is one of the most dreamlike and memorable
destinations in the country, with African
and European inspirations having bonded
exclusively and proposing a different kind of
sand dune.
A unit of dunes have been set aside for
escapade such as sand boarding and skiing,
quad biking, camel rides, and off-road driving.
Swakopmund also offers diving, surfing, or
simply lazing on the beach, and boat trips to
see dolphins and seals. Neighboring the town
is the Namib-Naukluft Park, one of the most
charming desert wilderness areas in Africa.
Etosha National Park, meaning “place
of dry water,” is centered on a huge, flat pan
of about 5,000 square kilometers. The pan
providesabig,baked,silver-whitebackdropof
sparkling illusions to the semi-arid savannah
grassland and thorn scrub. Comprising water
for only a few days each year, the pan lures
thousands of flamingos. Served by three well-
established rest camps and a host of private
lodges along its borders, Etosha offers visitors
a wide choice of safari choices and a rich
wildlife.
The Opulence of Splendid Deserts
NAMIBIA
mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08
I
ntroducing the ‘Do-It-Yourself’
Backyard Poultry (BYP) -
Sahyadri Industries Ltd. takes
a novel, giant and revolutionary
step forward to make the women
in the house become Self-reliant
by earning a good sum every
month, from the revenue earned
from poultry. At the same time,it
provides better health to the
chickens and hygiene for the
family and environment.
your house with a portable
housing that works better for you,
chickens and the environment
around your house. Moreover it
comes to you in a ‘Do-It-Yourself’
kit that is easy to install with the
help of couple of family members.
Swastik Kukdookoo brings
an opportunity to make women
financially Self-reliant; an
additional income for the family
and at the same time healthy &
hygienic self- consumption.
Plus points with Swastik
Kukdookoo BYP
»	Reliable income-generation
alternative
»	 Steady source of income
»	Reasonable Investment, Better
Returns
»	Feeds available from nearby
locations
»	All weather-resistant
structure
»	House can be used as a Storage
unit
»	Durable and Long Lasting for
Years
Benefits with Swastik Kukdokoo
BYP
»	 Healthy self consumption
»	 High nutritional value
»	 Safety from predators
»	Droppings can be easily
collected from the shed for
manure /fertilizer use
»	Increased Protein Intake –
Deficiency is the common
phenomenon in the diet of
rural people as
»	their diets are predominantly
based on cereals containing
high energy but low protein
About Sahyadri Industries Ltd.
Sahyadri Industries Ltd. - a group
that commenced 60 years back,
now boasts of infrastructural
capacities that can meet a colossal
demand of supply across the globe
at any given time. An ISO 9001-
2008 certified and BSE registered
Company, Sahyadri is consistently
reaching newer markets and
dynamically growing in size and
strength. In a six decade journey,
the company has brought to
the fore, a plethora of products
across different verticals: Roofing
- Swastik, Flat Sheets for all
weathers and mezzanine floor
applications - Cemply, Interior
and Exterior Building products -
Ecopro, Security enabled Main
Doors - Entasafe, Pre- Engineered
/ Hybrid building solutions and
Production for non-conventional
energy.
SAHYADRI INDUSTRIES LTD.
Registered Office:
Swastik House, 39/D, Gultekdi, J.N.
Marg, Pune - 411037, Maharashtra,
INDIA.
Tel: +91 20 2644 4625/26/27
Fax: +91 20 2644 4624, 2645 8888
Email: info@silworld.in
Website: www.silworld.in
CIN No.: L26956PN1994PLC078941
Sizes Particulars
Range – No. of Birds can be
accommodated
4'x 4' G+1  G+2
G+1 = approx 30-40 chicks
G + 2 = Approx 60-70 chicks
6' x 4' G+1  G+2
G+1 = approx 60-70 chicks
G + 2 = Approx 80-90 chicks
8' x 4' G+1  G+2
G+1 = approx 80-90 chicks
G + 2 = Approx 120-130chicks
Start a Healthy 
Wealthy Poultry
Business
MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09
Ingredients
	• 250 gms cheddar cheese or  paneer cut
into 1.5” squares
	•	1 cup Bengal gram flour
	•	Water as required
	•	1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
	•	1/2 tsp. turmeric
	•	1 tsp.  carom seeds
	•	Salt to taste
	•	Vegetable cooking oil to deep fry
Prepration Method
1. Pre-heat the vegetable cooking oil for
deep frying.
2.	Take Bengal gram flour, the red chilli
Savory Indian Cheese Fritters
Commercial Transport
Show
This event showcases products
like Trucks, Truck body builders,
Special Utility Vehicles, Tippers,
Trailers  Tractors, Car Carriers
, Dry, insulated and Reefer
Container manufacturers, Transport
Refrigeration Units, Tyres  Wheels,
Auto parts, Engines, Tools and
Equipments, Battery Manufacturers,
Oil  Lubricants Companies, Body
and chassis protection coating
material  services, GPS/ Vehicle
Tracking Software, Container Paints
Manufacturer, Latching  Hoist,
Seat and upholstery manufacturers,
Truck Mounted Cranes, Equipments
for Workshops, Terminals and
Cargo Handling, Banks, Financial
institutions and Insurance
Companies etc. in the Logistics 
Transportation industry.
Date: 08-10 Jul 2014
Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
PrimePack Expo
This event will held for three
consecutive days and exhibitors
from Packaging and Allied
Machinery industry and solutions
providers will gather under one
roof for the showcase and
demonstrations of their latest
machineries, equipments and
services and establishing new
business partnerships with the
target visitors. The two day
conference programme will also
feature by the organizing committee
where eminent speakers will
collaborate for the discussions and
presentations on all the necessary
aspects, latest technological
innovations and present status of
the industry.
Date: 8th-10th July, 2014
Venue: Pragati Maidan, Delhi, India
International
Conference on Business
Management and
Information Technology
It is organized by the World
Academic Industry Research
Collaboration Organization. The
conference will cover areas like
Web Application And Web Service,
Computer Science And Engineering,
Information Technology And
Computer Education, Other Topics
Related To it And Its Applications.
Date: 17-18 Jul 2014
Venue: The Fern Citadel Hotel in Bangalore,
India
Green Power-Chennai
Green Power-Chennai is entering
its 9th edition of the session. This
is one of the biggest exhibition
cum conference for renewable
energy technologies sector in India
for 2 days the exposition is being
organized by Confederation of
Indian Industry.
Date: 17-18 Jul 2014
Venue: ITC CHOLA HOTEL, Chennai, India
National NCD Summit
It is organized by the Confederation
of Indian Industry, New Delhi. The
conference will cover areas like
earnings and recommendations
of the first national NCD summit
held in June 2013 in collaboration
with Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare and ICMR.
Date: 18 Jul 2014
Venue: The Lalit, New Delhi, India
Annual India Enterprise
Mobility Summit
It is organized by the Frost 
Sullivan. The conference will
cover areas like Exploring value
propositions for the diverse
participants in the mobility
ecosystem, Understanding the
platforms and partnerships in the
device ecosystem.
Date: 24 Jul 2014
Venue: The Hotel Sofitel Mumbai in
Mumbai, India
upcoming
If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our
disappointments, we'd all be much happier
THOUGHT OF
THE WEEK
Cheese Pakora
Indian Cuisine
Handy French
powder, carom seeds, turmeric, and
salt to taste.
3.	Mix them together in a large bowl. To make a
thick batter, add little water as required.
4.	Add the cheese/ paneer cubes to the batter and
stir to coat them well.
5.	Add a few pieces at a time to the hot oil, do not
crowd the pan as the Pakoras will stick to each
other if you do.
6.	Fry till each Pakora is golden and crisp on all
sides. When done, gently remove from oil with
a slotted spoon and drain further on kitchen
paper towels.
7.	Serve piping hot with Tamarind Chutney or
Tomato ketchup with a cup of Masala chai.
picture of the week
The Ambassador of Tunisia in India, H.E. Mr. Tarek Azouz calling on the Minister of State for Science and Technology
(Independent Charge), Earth Sciences (Independent Charge), Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances 
Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi on June 23, 2014.

There are over 1 million
Chinese citizens on
the African continent.
Angola alone has a
population of over
350,000 Chinese.
1.	Do you speak English?
	 Parlez-vous anglais?
2. I don't understand. Could you
repeat that, please?
Je ne comprend pas. Pouvez-
vous répéter?
3.	I am hungry. Let's get
something to eat!
J'ai faim. Ca vous dit d'aller
manger?
4.	Can you help me?
Pouvez-vous m'aider?
5. Do you know a good restaurant
around here?
Est-ce que vous connaissez un
bon restaurant par ici?
Watermelon
Health
Benefits
Of
did you know?
	 Reduces body fat.
	 Improves eye health
	Alleviates high blood
pressure
	Rich in vitamin and
minerals.
	 Low in calories.
	It keeps your body
hydrated.
	 Increase brain power.
	 It lets your skin glow.
	 Cures heart problems.
Find The Path To Africa
mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
THEFASHIONISTAS10
Say hello
to energy
filled
Summer!!
A team of top musicians from
the Musicians Union of Ghana
(MUSIGA) launched the official
theme song for the Black Stars
at the head office of the Stanbic
Bank Ghana Limited in Accra.
At the launch which attracted
a number of personalities and
the media, the musicians also
presented the song and its video
to the management of Stanbic
Bank. Stanbic Bank as part of
their support for Ghana's World
Cup campaign, paid for the
technical production of the song,
which saw all artistes performed
at no charge.
'Shine 4 Africa' was produced
by Showbiz Africa and it
features some selected Ghanaian
musicians which include Kojo
Antwi, Sarkodie, Noble Nketsiah,
Samini and Obour.
Others are Edem, Sherifa
Gunu, Efya, Qweci Oteng,
Chemphe, Nana Boroo, Skinny
Invincible, a film documentary by Rwandan artiste Yves
Montand Niyomugabo was voted the best film script among
the final three that were selected from a pool of 600 films
scripts presented to a select jury in June 2013. The top three
scripts have already attracted sponsorship to be upgraded
into movies.
The movie screenings started at 6:30pm at Serena Hotel
and the audience acted as the jury. The three films, two
fictions and one documentary, showed a stunning level of
quality and took a fresh look at the issue of reconciliation. The
other premiered movies included Crossing Lines by Samuel
Ishimwe and Akaliza Keza by Philbert Aimé Mbabazi. The
latter two films presented an exceptional in depth analysis of
the difficulties of individuals trying to overcome barriers linked
with the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The best film Invincible was based on a true story from
a Rwandan artiste Jean Samputu whose parents and family
members were killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi
by a friend whom he forgave and has even helped his children
financially.
The best script scooped Rwf 1 million.
New Times

Yves Montand Niyomugabo
MUSIGA Launches
'Shine 4 Africa' Song
Invincible takes best film script award
of dead skin cells so it is
important to exfoliate your
skin. You don’t need to buy
any expensive products to
achieve that summer glow;
simply use a loafer for a
light scrub or make your
own exfoliation lotion using
a bit of oatmeal, milk and
yoghurt.
4.	Burn those calories:
Summer is the perfect time
of year to get wet! Boring
runs in the cold wintery
weather can be swapped
for a summer swim at
your local pool or gym.
Start by swimming for 10
minutes and increase the
time over the following
weeks by doing front crawl,
breaststroke or backstroke
to mix up your cardio
workout. A 30 minute
session of this full body
workout will burn almost
400 calories! If swimming
laps isn’t your thing, join
a water aerobics class or
create your own aerobic
workout with jumping jacks,
marching in water.
7.	Add healthy fat in your
diet: Olive oil is a healthy fat
which contains important
fatty acids that help skin
resist UV damage. These
fatty acids are also part of
the cell membranes that
keep in all that moisture
your body loses through
heat and sweat during
the summer. In order to
guard your skin and keep
it supple, consume about 1
tablespoon of olive oil daily
or add it to a healthy salad
or fish dish in order to get all
those essential fatty acids.
8.	Protect your shinny
assets: Our hair undergoes
a lot during the summer.
Endless heat, sun damage
and chlorine takes a toll
on our hair and can leave it
feeling limp and dull after the
holidays. If you’re planning
on swimming a lot during
the summer, it is prudent to
use anti-chlorine shampoo
and conditioner to help
offset the chlorine from your
hair. If possible, minimize
the use of hairdryers,
straighteners and other
heating products.
9.	Eat healthy day and
night: When the sun
is beating down, the
inkling of seeking out the
nearest ice cream stand
is extremely alluring. Stay
healthy by being ready,
and pack a cooler full of
healthy snacks and juices.
Fill your ice-box with ice,
bottled water, sandwiches,
vegetable sticks with
hummus, yoghurts and
unending amounts of fruit.
10.	Try something exciting:
Summer is the perfect
time to take up a new
activity. Gardening is a
great method to adore
the outdoors and will in
fact help you burn some
calories! Planting an herb
garden is a fanciful way of
getting your hands dirty,
having quick entrance to
some healthy flavours for
your summer meals and,
if you have kids, get them
tangled in playing outside.
1.	Suncream is a must: It is
essential to use a suncream
lotion of at least SPF 30 in
order to shield your skin
from harmful UV rays. For
sensitive skin, a mineral-
based sunscreen is best.
Avoid sitting in the sun
in peak hours between
10am and 4pm in order to
minimize UV radiation. If
you are planning to be out
in the sun for a long period
of time, reapply suncream
every two to three hours.
2.	Stay hydrated with water:
Water helps us stay healthy
and hydrated. During the
hot summer months, heat
and sweat can leave your
body dehydrated. A lack
of water is destructive to
your body and can also
make you crave food when
you’re not actually hungry.
It is extremely important to
keep yourself hydrated by
drinking at least eight to
nine glasses of water a day.
3.	Keep it smooth and silky:
Summer means an increase
Legend and Tic Tac.
Prior to this
p r e s e n t a t i o n ,
copies of the CDs
were presented to
the journalists and
personalities who attended the
presentation ceremony.
In a short speech, the
Managing Director of Stanbic
Bank Ghana Limited, Alhassan
Andani, said, 'As a bank, we have
made our intentions very clear
on our support to see Ghana
succeed at the World Cup. We
have already contributed to the
government's campaign to send
supporters to Brazil. And when
MUSIGA decided to prepare a
theme song for the campaign, we
saw it as another opportunity to
bring happiness to supporters.'
He stressed that apart from
the bank's support for sports
development in the country, 'we
also have keen interest in the
creative industry. We are a major
partner in the development of
arts in this country. MUSIGA's
initiative is laudable and worth-
supporting. Supporting the
production of the song is yet
another testament of our interest
in ensuring that quality creative
works see fruition.'
He hoped that Ghanaians
would welcome and embrace
the 'Shine 4 Africa' as the main
theme song to support and cheer
on the Black Stars in every home
in Ghana, in Brazil and in offices.
He, therefore, congratulated
MUSIGA for the initiative and
hoped that more of those
initiatives would follow soon.
Modern Ghana
MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
SPORTS2WATCH 11
Malta Boxing Commission
2014 Awards
Africa's future is bright, says IOC
President Bach
T
he Malta Boxing
Commission announced
the winners of the 2nd
Annual National Boxing Awards,
held at the Dolmen Hotel  Spa,
Bugibba. The winners were
honored in a black tie evening
ceremony hosted by Sandro
Micallef sports presenter.
Mrs. Malta, Elaine Hun
welcomed nominees and
attendees to the ceremony. She
was joined on stage to present
the awards certificates alongside
Marc James, General Secretary
of the Malta Boxing Commission
and Founder of the National
Boxing Awards (NBA) as well
as representatives from major
sponsors. Now in the 2nd year,
the National Boxing Awards
showcased an outstanding level
of innovation and creativity
across a diverse and growing
The head of the International
Olympic Committee (IOC)
Thomas Bach has urged African
National Olympic Committees
(NOCs) and Federations to
continue working hard in
fostering the Olympic spirit on
the continent.
Bach, an Olympic gold medal
winner at Montreal in 1976,
made the call while closing
the just concluded 2nd African
Youth Games in Gaborone.
He admitted that much as
the hosts had their fair share
of logistical challenges, the
sportsmanship spirit prevailed
sport.
'With more than 15 high
caliber entries this year, the
competition was stronger
than ever and it is a significant
achievement to have been
honored. The NBA would like
to warmly congratulate all
winners. The ceremony of
awards recognizes all those who
continue to bring boxing into a
bright future. We aim that next
year's awards will be honored
in a live televised presentation'
Stated Marc James.
Highlights of the awards
were:
• Contest of the year Award -
Richard Vella V Dino Shields
•	Sportsmanship Award - Mike
Carter
• 	Boxer of the Year Award -
Steve Martin
• 	Life Time Achievement Award 	
- Bertu Camilleri
• 	Pound 4 Pound Award - Tyrone
Borg
• 	Promotion of the Year - Demis
 Doulton Tonna
• MBC Special Award - Martin
Fenech
•	MBC Order of Merit Award -
Manny Mohammed
The full list of winners and
further information for the
2014 National Boxing Awards
is available on the internet by
visiting: MaltaBoxingMagazine.
com
The Malta Boxing
Commission (MBC) National
Boxing Awards was established
in 2013. It is the most prestigious
MBC event on the National
boxing calendar. Its purpose is to
award members whom embody
the Boxing Commission's five
core values, Integrity, Respect,
Responsibility, Sportsmanship
and Leadership. These values
go well beyond the boxing
playing field and help guide
the individual in making good
daily decisions and choices in all
aspects of his or her life.
Our Special Sponsors:
Party 21  Jennifer Dimech
for the beautiful Mrs. Malta,
Elaine Hun's make up and
dress. Mediterranean Ceramics
for making my design trophy
to establish it as the National
Awards Trophies. N-TICE
Ladies Boutique for the dress
worn by Miss. Claire Shepherd,
Dolmen Hotel, Print Right,
BadAss Burgers, Prize Boxing
Promotions, Public Broadcasting
Services TVM2 and finally our
exclusive host and who has had
a massive influence on the show,
Mr. Sandro Micallef.
Modern Ghana
Disi wins Caen
Half Marathon
Rwanda's Dieudonne Disi is the
winner of the 26th edition of the
Courants de la Liberté half marathon
held in Caen France.
The veteran runner clocked one
hour, five minutes and 21 seconds
to win the race, which attracted over
80 runners from Africa, Europe and
Asia.
Burundian Onesphore
Nkuzimana and Ethiopian Getinet
Gedamu finished second and third
respectively.
This was Disi's final warm-up
competition as he seeks to win
Rwanda's maiden silverware at the
Glasgow Commonwealth games
scheduled for July 23 to August 3
in Scotland.
The former 10000m and 5000m
national champion is expected to
head back to Iten, the famed home
of champions in the Kenyan Rift
Valley, where he has been training
since the start of the year.
Ever since he shifted his training
base to Iten, Disi won the 15km
Martigues Carro race held in May
and managed a silver medal slot in
the Carnaval half marathon held in
March, all in France.
Disi is among 11 runners,
who will compete in athletics at
the games due in Glasgow. The
34-year-old will run the men's full
marathon alongside Jean Pierre
Mvuyekure. Epiphanie Nyirabarame
will compete in the women's full
marathon.
New Times
the development of sport
happens all over the world and
that Africa can lead by example.
This is why I'm confident that
we will continue the cooperation
within the International Olympic
Committee and Association of
National Olympic Committees
of Africa (ANOCA) to strengthen
and bring more development to
the athletes, he said.
During the visit, Bach also
met with IOC members in Africa
to discuss a range of topics,
including the Olympic Agenda
2020. The group exchanged
ideas on the strategic roadmap
for the future of the Olympic
Movement and the contribution
that Africa could make.
Bach is in Africa on a three-
nation tour that will also include
stops in Kenya and Ethiopia. The
Games, which opened on May
22, attracted more than 2,500
athletes from 54 countries.
The Rwanda team, which
won two bronze medals in
boxing and volleyball, returned
home at midday aboard
RwandAir after an overnight
stay in Johannesburg.
New Times
in Gaborone.
You can complain about
organization, you can complain
about accommodation and
transport. But if you look at
the fire in the eyes of athletes,
you look at the bright future of
Africa. You see ambitious and
happy young athletes who know
what they have done, Bach told
the crowd inside the National
Stadium in Gaborone.
He urged NOCs and
international federations to
make their [athletes] dreams
come true. He urged the
federations to make sure that

Dieudonne Disi

Thomas Bach, Head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12
How has been your experience in
India?
Well, this is my second visit to India
and I would just say it’s amazing as
India has always been very friendly and
spontaneous, it’s good to know a propos
the business endeavors of the Indians
and getting versed with their expertise
and skills is commendable. Subah
Infosolutions truly hopes to learn more
about what India can do in Ghana.
As Subah infosolutions Ghana Ltd.
has been in news for its numerous
achievements, brief us on the
accomplishments attained by the
organization in the past time.
Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd. was
set up couple of years ago in Ghana
with tremendous assistance from K.S.
Infosystems, an Indian corporate. Since,
its establishment, the company has
undertaken numerous government
projects and the most prominent one is
the monitoring of the communications
service tax in which K.S. Infosystems
and Subah jointly provided systems and
applications making platforms for all.
Great success is expected to be
achieved by the organization with the
execution of government projects such
as the telecom services, tourism services,
road safety and monitoring. It is expected
that in the coming two months or so,
Subah Infosolutions will be monitoring
the operations of the telecommunication
companies online and will be able to get
first class data to process the various
types of calls in Ghana itself.
Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd has
been in market for many years now,
which are your successful projects till
date?
Being in the market for not too long,
I would say the communication service
tax project has been one of our major
achievements so far. We also have the
rural telephony service project for which
are putting up a number of satellites for
some telephone operators.
We are also supporting the National
Road Safety campaign for which we
have provided the infrastructure and
supporting equipments including
ambulance and towing vehicles. So we
are deeply involved in such projects.
Worth to mention that we are executing
a document project for the Ministry of
Education amongst others. Subah as of
today is the largest private, co-owned ICT
Company in Ghana, one among several
others owned by the Jospong Group of
Companies which is indigenously owned
by millions.
How would you amalgamate your
efforts to solidify and enhance your
relations with K.S. Infosystems and
with India as a whole?
Subah Infosolutions intends to
deepen its relationship with the sub-
continent India. We have faith and trust
that irrespective of the size of the project
we take up, K.S. Infosystems will always
be our partner as they were during
Subah Infosolutions’ formative years. As
we have witnessed, K.S. Infosystems is
present in several sectors with its strong
commitment to delivery of results, we
wish to replicate the same in Ghana, we
will try to initiate some of the projects
currently undertaken by K.S. Infosystems
in Ghana and other African countries
to enable Africans to experience India’s
understanding and knowledge through
us.
What is in future of Ghana for Indian
brands to come and invest with Subah
Infosolutions Ghana Ltd?
No doubt, Ghana is a developing
country, attracting many foreign
investments from India, Europe, America,
China, Brazil etc.
As ICT is assuming the prime
significance as one of the biggest
contributors to Ghana’s GDP, Subah
Infosolutions is always prepared to
have a bond with Indian companies to
work with for our mutual growth and
development of Ghana and for the ICT by
providing a platform for extension and
exposure in Africa.
Last message………
Whenever you look at Africa for
business, I would request that Ghana
should be your first point of call and your
gateway to Africa. Ghana’s hospitable
environment is unparalleled in Africa.
The country is labelled as the most
stable in the African continent for past
twenty years and is one of the fastest
growing economies in sub-Saharan
Africa. The growth rate has been very
high, supported by numerous natural
resources such as cocoa, oil, gold,
diamond, limestone, etc. I would just
say, if you are an ICT company, think of
Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd. for grand
success.
Subah Infosolutions is a leading IT and Telecommunications solution provider in Ghana. They dig into
collaboration with leading technology companies for joint execution of projects. Prof. Newman K. Kusi, Board
Chairman, Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd. gets candid with Indo Africa Times and highlighted the overall
working scenario of this big IT giant and its collaboration with an Indian corporate, KS Infosystems.
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. LTD. 89 DSIDC SHED Okhala Phase 1, New Delhi
“Communication service tax project has
been one of our major achievements so far”
Prof. Newman K. Kusi
Board Chairman, Subah
Infosolutions Ghana Ltd.

Subah Infosolutions is always prepared to have a bond with
Indian companies to work with for our mutual growth and
development of Ghana and for the ICT by providing a platform
for extension and exposure in Africa.
MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014

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  • 1. www.indoafricatimes.com MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014 Title Code: DELENG18579 • RNI NO: DELENG/2014/54666 • Postal Registration No.: DN/325/2014-2016 • VOL. 1 • NO. 25 • Page 12 • Price `10 pg 08 pg 04 pg 07 pg03 Continued to page 03 pg 03 The Opulence of Splendid Deserts: NAMIBIA A Globally Viable Country: KENYA Start a Healthy & Wealthy Poultry Business FACILITAING AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS IN T he East African country, Kenya recently hosted the first ever Agritec Africa organized by Radeecal Communications from June 23-25, 2014 unveiling an occasion for the delegates and visitors to discover the greatest emerging markets in the globe. The exhibition was formally launched by Mr. Felix K. Koskei, Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. Expressing his earnest gratefulness to the Ministry of Agriculture, the organizer of the event, Mr. Sanyal Desai, CEO of Radeecal Communication remarked on the joint venture prospects for Indian investors and the local counterparts through this conference and exhibition. On mobilizing such huge number of delegates, it was now the Minister of Agriculture who cherished the organizers for putting their best foot forward for the accomplishment of this event. “The theme for this forum Exploring the most Emerging Markets in the Globe is a well thought out visionary way forward in ensuring our largely agrarian economies in Africa and Asia continue to significantly touch the lives of the people that inhabit these geological areas. Indeed the two continents are fast emerging as leading food baskets of the world and many countries are looking up to our vast continents to address their food and nutrition security concerns,” said the Cabinet Secretary. “This event is a clear testimony of the development of the relations Kenya Ghana passes local content law Joint venture prospects for India & Kenya
  • 2. Wassupafrica02 Ghana to host 2nd West Africa Microfinance Conference T he 2nd West Africa Microfinance Conference (WAMIC 2014) is to be hosted in Accra from July 23-24, 2014, at the Accra International Conference, Accra-Ghana. The two-day conference which is being organized by The African CentreforPeaceBuilding(AFCOPB) and powered Senyo Global is under the theme 'Reducing Extreme Poverty through Microfinance'. It brings together experts in the microfinance sector, policy makers, investors, legislators and civil society groups to share knowledge and information on best practices in the field and how the sector can be improved to meet its original objectives. "The 2014 WAMIC is not only going to be one of the biggest gathering of MFIs industry players in the West Africa sub- region but would also present an opportunity to develop a road map to a legislative framework for the sector through a high level panel New strategy to promote irrigation, mechanization The Ministry of Agriculture in partnership with districts in the Eastern Province has designed a strategy aimed at increasing agricultural production in the region. The strategy aims at transforming the rural environment through agro-based industrialization, mechanization, irrigation, and full participation of all stakeholders. During a one-day consultative meeting that brought together the governor, district mayors, agriculture as well as veterinary officers yesterday, the Director General of Rab, Dr. Jacque Mbonigaba, said the government’s agricultural modernization strategy hinges on increased irrigation, mechanization, and value addition to crop production as well as increased support to the private sector. He said the government was determined to maximize crop production, adding that Eastern Province was the food basket of the country. “The role of government in the new strategy will include investing in basic infrastructure by concentrating on areas with high agricultural potential to make them attractive to private investors,” he said. He urged Eastern Province leaders and experts to double their efforts to increase productivity, noting that the country relied much on the province. “Eastern Province produces between 70 and 80 per cent of the total national volumes of cereals. It constitutes 80 per cent of marshland cover, supplies 72 per cent of the country’s milk and beef, 80 per cent of banana, cassava; almost all tomato production, among others,” Mbonigaba said. He challenged local leaders to capitalize on the nature of the land in their respective districts, to maximize production and productivity. “The province has the largest arable land in the country. The potential here is great,” Mbonigaba said. Value for money Mbonigaba, however, lamented that in some cases, irrigation schemes that are already under implementation have never showed real value for money. He said there was still a challenge of sustainable management of agricultural irrigation schemes. “Irrigated areas are meant to produce high value crops. We did cost benefit analysis, but can we make it? For example, the irrigation scheme in Rurambi, Bugesera District is not doing so well. About 400 hectares are not being put to proper use,” Mbonigaba said. New Times Ethiopian Airlines earns Bombardier's top award It was Ethiopian Airlines which came out tops of the Africa and Middle East operators of Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop aircraft with a dispatch reliability of 99.4 percent, taking the honors for the fourth year running since this aircraft type joined the ET fleet. Ethiopian presently operates 13 of these aircraft, with several of them already reconfigured into a two class version, offering 7 business class seats and 60 in economy class and uses them mainly on domestic and shorter regional routes, including flights to the East African airports of Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa and Juba for their off peak connections. Ethiopian Airlines' CEO Tewolde Gebremariam say in a media release: ‘We are pleased to receive the award for the fourth year in a row. I wish to thank our employees and especially those working in our light aircraft and turbo-prop section for this outstanding result. It is the fruit of their continued dedication and hard work. We are committed to providing to our esteemed customers reliable schedule and punctual flights at all times. Our higher dispatch reliability performance is a reflection of this commitment to our customers on the domestic and regional routes’. Ethiopian was the first African operator to take delivery of a Q400 aircraft and has since been joined by RwandAir, which also operates one dual class Q400 on its domestic and regional routes. Ethiopian is also a Bombardier certified maintenance facility and besides maintaining their own fleet at their in-house MRO also services the RwandAir Q400. Eturbo News To book your Advertisement please email to ads@indoafricatimes.com or call at +91 8130796166 +91 9310572255 discussion as we look at the future of the microfinance sector in West Africa". Korsi Senyo, The Executive Director of AFCOPB told Awake Business News. Korsi Senyo added, 'The issues facing the microfinance sector calls for a collective efforts and responsibility as it affects not only MFIsoperatorsandtheirclientsbut pose a threat to national security. This is why we (AFCOPB) as a peace-building organization whose basic aim is to solve some of the basic problems (unemployment, lack of credit, poverty etc.) that might have otherwise acted as agent of conflict, wish to champion public awareness on the matter and contribute our quota to solving the problem'. Some of the conference objectives are to equip participants with the needed skills in managing microfinance business, to provide a common platform for the participants to share ideas and resources, to empower businesses with the skills they need to be stronger and also to help participants identify and take advantage of the microfinance business as an emerging market in Africa. The 2014 WAMIC which is being sponsored by Tigo Ghana present another unique benefit to participants as a larger platform for sharing ideas and information in the field, showcase their Micro finance companies, identify other areas of business investment and to network with key figures and stakeholdersfromthemicrofinance industry. "We belief in the huge role micro finance services could play in the development and growth of small to medium enterprises within our economy and the role that Mobile Financial services could potentially play in this growth. This is why we (Tigo Ghana) have decided to sponsor this conference" Mr. Selorm Adadevoh - Head of Mobile Financial Services, Tigo Ghana 'We therefore appeal to corporate bodies, the media, NGOs, civil society, development agencies, and individuals for sponsorship, donations and any other form of support towards the realization of this dream.' Korsi Senyo. Modern Ghana MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 3. Wassupafrica 03 Kenyan Government to enact new regulations to control use of petroleum revenues By Francis L Sackitey, Ghana The Kenyan government is set to enact laws to regulate use of petroleum revenues following continued oil discoveries in the country. National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said the new regime would prevent oil incomes being used for items such as public sector wages. “Laws on managing revenue from resources have to be in place before you start exploiting them,” he said during the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s annual meeting in Rwanda. Delegates at the meeting heard that the rush to build infrastructure, and pressure from citizens for swift rewards from oil and gas discoveries, have pushed some governments to loosen policy. That has led to ballooning current account deficits, rising debt and fiscal shortfalls that threaten to take the shine off otherwise positive growth stories. Resource-reliant Ghana and Zambia show how star economic performers can quickly face the heat. Ghana’s cedi and Zambia’s kwacha have hit record lows against the dollar this year as rising spending has strained state finances. “It’s as if we haven’t learnt anything about macroeconomic management,” said Mthuli Ncube, chief economist at the AfDB, echoing other delegates at the bank’s meeting. “The macro-policies are out of line, whether you are looking at budget deficits, current account positions, the debt positions and so forth,” he said. Africa is the fastest-growing continent after Asia but it has a long way to go before its roads, railways, and schools or hospitals match infrastructure in other economies. As rapid economic growth cuts donor aid as a proportion of gross domestic product, governments have turned to international markets to finance capital or other spending, but their credibility among investors could quickly crumble if fiscal discipline is not instilled. “Initially, part of the investor appetite for sub-Saharan African sovereign debt was due to the fact that there was relatively little issuance, and that investors were becoming more attuned to the ‘Africa Rising’ story,” said Razia Khan, head of research for Africa at Standard Chartered bank in London. “But this risks being eclipsed by the reality of fiscal management shortcomings,” she said. Ghana, which began oil exports in 2010 and saw economic growth of 7.1 per cent last year, paid a premium for its Eurobond issued in July worth $750 million because of worries about its fiscal and current account deficit. Ghana’s yield of 8 per cent compared with 6.875 per cent on a $400 million bond issue in April by Rwanda, a state with few resources but a better reputation for public financial management. Zambia, Africa’s biggest copper producer, is growing by about 6 per cent annually. But with an ambitious plan to upgrade its road network and other infrastructure, Fitch downgraded it as the budget deficit widened to 6.7 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year and the current account deficit hit 12 per cent. The International Monetary Fund urged Ghana and Zambia last month to rein in their deficits to help deal with any shocks, as developed nations scale back economic stimulus that had encouraged investors to turn to Africa for higher yields. Modern Ghana the respected stalls demonstrated and showcased their expertise and quality services for all kind of agricultural solutions to the visiting delegates. A very heartening air was formedduringthecommunications which put up a clear juncture to identify the outlooks accessible in Kenya. State-of-the-art products for high tech agricultural solutions from Indian brands took the limelight. Companies like Sonalika International, Mahindra & Mahindra, Garware-Wall Ropes, Om Irrigation, Finolex Plasson, Captain Irrigation System, Shaktiman, V.K. Drip Irrigation amongst other Indian brands presented their accurate know- hows to the targeted customers. “I appreciate and commend the eminent business community, corporate exhibitors from around the world, and the media whose support has made this Exhibition and Conference possible. In this regard, I am convinced you have noted and identified potential areas of investment and commenced tangible business bus to the front. According to him, it had been projected that the oil reserves would yield $20 billion revenue within the next five years and the law would ensure that most of that amount was spent in the country to ensure that Ghanaians had a fair share of the returns. The minister indicated that all IOCs were to submit their local content plan to the Petroleum Commission and that should contain detailed provisions that would ensure that preference was given to the provision of goods and services within the country which met internationally accepted standards and specifications of the petroleum industry. Mr Buah asserted that when it came to employment, qualified Ghanaians were to be given the first consideration, saying that the days when “oil companies took insurance policies from foreign insurance companies are over, as an aspect of the new law which deals with insurance states categorically that a contractor or sub-contractor, licensee or other allied entity engaged in a petroleum activity that requires insurance shall procure the services of a local insurance company”. “The regulation also guarantees employment for Ghanaians in junior and middle-level positions, while requiring a succession plan for Ghanaians to take over positions currently occupied by non-Ghanaians,” he said. The minister, however, warned that any Ghanaian harbouring the idea of fronting for any foreign company should think again, as anybody who would be found liable would be prosecuted. Reacting to the law, Tallows oil the major oil extracting company in Ghana, has expressed their willingness to go by the local content law. “We have made a commitment to playing our part in ensuring that the success of the oil and gas industry brings transparent and tangible benefits to local people and national economies where we operate.” “We believe that Foreign Direct Investment is a real benefit to the host countries where we operate and are committed to bringing the benefits of this investment to support our efforts in delivering sustainable local content.” Tullow oil added that they were committed to regular engagement and communication with local suppliers to ensure they understand what they want, can easily navigate their contracting and procurement processes and be a part of their transparent supply chain. Furthermore, “we are committed to working effectively with our suppliers to improve overall performance throughout our supply working closely with key stakeholders at all levels of the community, government and regulator to ensure the delivery of strong local content legislation to support the above commitments.” “Our commitment, supported by ethical and responsible business practices, will help us to achieve a sustainable and competitive local supply chain for Tullow, building futures in the countries where we operate,” they concluded. linkages and partnerships concerning some of the Kenyan agricultural commodities such as banana, Irish potatoes, ground nuts, sugarcane, maize and cotton. I even understand that some of you would be interested to venture in dates look forwards and fish farming and are most welcome. These interactions should continue to grow as we look forward to another Agritec in the year 2015” said Mrs. Sicily Kariuki, Principal Secretary, agriculture. The government of Kenya is committed to continue pursuing an all-inclusive growth strategy that promotes broad, regional and global participation and cooperation. I addition, as a nation, we are keen on establishing business linakages where they do not exist and enhancing the already existing partnerships, she further asserted. Vision 2030 is the Kenyan government’s long term plan for attaining middle income status as a nation by 2030 and has emphasis on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Ghana passes local content law By Francis L. Sackitey, Ghana Ghana’s parliament has passed a petroleum regulation law (LI 2204) known as the local content law. This law is meant to put Ghanaians at the forefront of all petroleum activities ensuring that the country benefits from their new oil resources while the foreign oil companies also get fair returns on their investment. The law they said will also help in developing local capacities in the petroleum industry value chain, achieving the maximum local employment level and in-country spending of oil revenue. It will increase the capability and international competitiveness of domestic businesses and related supportive industries to sustain Ghana’s economic development. Another important aspect of the local content law is to ensure a transparent monitoring system to meet the objectives of the government’s economic development and to ensure that entities in the petroleum industry submit their local content plans for their compliance with local content standards regarding the provision of goods and services. Under the law, indigenous Ghanaian companies will be given first preference in the grant of petroleum agreements and licences, while there shall be at least five per cent equity participation by an indigenous Ghanaian company other than the GNPC before an international oil company (IOC) is deemed qualified to enter into a petroleum agreement or licence, unless otherwise approved by the minister. Before moving the motion, the Chairman of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament, Mr O.B. Amoah, told the House that private companies in the upstream oil and gas sector operating in Ghana, represented by the Ghana Exploration and Production Forum, had reservations about certain aspects and provisions of the regulation, in spite of the fact that they appreciated the benefits of local content strategies to Ghana and IOCs. Speaking to the press, the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, expressed his appreciation to Parliament for the passage of the law and said Ghanaians had been moved from the back of the between India and Kenya. We are actually keen on establishing our relationship with India,” he further added at the official opening ceremony of the event. Agriculture sector is correctly considered as the engine of the Kenyan economy accounting for both direct and indirect contribution to the GDP. Tea, coffee dominates the sector making Kenya the leading producer in conjunction with the third leading exporter of fresh produce like cabbages, onions and mangoes. Kenya is well gifted with sufficient possessions for agricultural growth. In this country, agriculture is one of the key sectors that drive the country’s economy and consequently performance really sways the complete economic performances. In good numbers the delegates and visitors visited the pavilions of big Indian brands. The members at FROM PAGE 01 Mr. Sanyal Desai with Mrs. Sicily Kariuki, Principal Secretary, Agiculture, Kenya  mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 4. K enya, officially the Republic of Kenya is a state in East Africa located on the equator with Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west and Ethiopia to the north. With a covering area of nearly 5,82,650 km2 Kenya is world’s forty-seventh largest country after Madagascar. The country got its name from Mount Kenya illustrious as the second highest mountain in Africa. Owing to its location, it possesses a warm and humid climate. Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya is designated as regional commercial hub and has a cool climate and gets colder being closer to Mount Kenya surrounded by snow-capped CountryoftheWeek04 Advertiser's Index Eurekahomes ................................................................................ Page 01 Modern Agro Engineering Works .................................................. Page 02 Chadha Power ............................................................................... Page 02 SSP Pvt. 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Presenting its speedy and steady economic growth, Kenya has recorded largest GDP in East and Central Africa. ESCALATING ECONOMIC GROWTH Kenya exemplifies a ground affluent with opportunities for entrepreneurs engrossed in setting new businesses in the country. Kenya stays one of the ideal destinations for doing business and the credit goes to its variety of opportunities and infrastructural gain to investors. The country is strategically located, making it a gateway to eastern and central Africa region. Foreign investors based in Kenya have the pro to penetrate East African Community and Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) markets. Besides this, Kenya is a member state of IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) and CEN – SAD (Community of Sahel – Saharan States) as well. A PICTURE OF KENYA’S PRODUCTIVE SECTORS Kenya has demonstrated its strength in diverse sectors viz. infrastructure, agriculture, building and construction, energy and manufacturing and offer enormous business opportunities in these sectors. In comparison to its neighbors, Kenya has a well- developed social and physical infrastructure. Infrastructure Over the last decade infrastructure contributed nearly half a percentage to Kenya’s annual per capita GDP growth. Currently, as compared to other countries Kenya AT A GLANCE Country Official Name: Republic of Kenya Head of State: President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta Administrative Capital: Nairobi Commercial Capital: Nairobi Area: 582,640 Sq.km Natural Resources: Limestone, Soda Ash, Salt, Rubies, Fluorspar, Garnets, Wildlife, Coal and Oil Population: 40.2 million Languages: Swahili, English GDP: 40,697,163,224 USD GNP: 40,526,595,758 USD Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES) Main Industries: Metal Fabrication, Automobile Assembly, Electrical Equipment, Textile, Petroleum Refining, Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals, Cement, Paper & Pulp, Food Processing & other Agro- based Industries. GDP Growth Rate: 4.6% Main Exports: Tea, Coffee, Pyrethrum, Fluorspar, Flowers, Horticulture Products, Soda Ash, Gem Stones and Petroleum & Petroleum Products. Main Imports: Machinery and Transportation Equipment, Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Iron and Steel, Raw Materials, Food, Consumer goods. in Africa the infrastructure has relatively enhanced. Infrastructure is in limelight as enormous Projects have been taken up by government to develop the infrastructural status and also it offers significant investment opportunities to all the investors in the coming years. For the successful implementation of planned policies the government is seeking private capital support. The government also welcomes innovative ideas from the prospective investors that would further aid to improve the country’s infrastructure. Agriculture Agriculture is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Kenyan economy and contributing almost 26% to its GDP and 25% indirectly through its ties with manufacturing, distribution and other service related sectors. It is regarded as the backbone of Kenya earning a huge share of foreign exchange and nearly 45% of government revenue. Observing its speedy growth and influence many investors seek interest and wish to invest in this flourishing sector. The sector comprises of crops, livestock, fisheries, land, water, cooperatives, environment, regional development and forestry sub sectors. Immense joint ventures opportunities are accessible for foreign investors seeking local counterparts, along with export-oriented agri-business, horticulture and processing of oil crops. Complementing its competitive advantage Kenya possesses many other investor friendly factors that make Kenya a favorable location for investment. The encouraging factors comprises of a well-established export market, affordable labor, loyal investor relations and most importantly the presence of multinationals in the vital sector. Building and Construction Although Kenya has experienced a robust growth in housing development during the last few years but still there is a lot of demand unmet in the urban areas. The constantly growing population and expanding demand for affordable houses acts as the motivating drivers and presents opportunities in the construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings including low cost housing. Manufacturing and supply of raw materials used in construction is another area of interest that provides ample business to the investors. Manufacturing With its great potential and contribution to country’s wealth, employment creation and poverty elevation, manufacturing is among the key productive sectors of Kenya. The sector aspires to strengthen production capacity of domestically manufactured goods, boost the share of products in regional market from 7 to 15 per cent and develop niche products for existing and new markets. The sector’s main focus is on agriculture and plays a vital role in enhancing agricultural output by providing forward and backward linkages with agriculture sector. It presents enormous opportunities for direct and joint- venture investments accessible in manufacturing sector comprising of agro-processing, manufacture of garments, assembly of automotive components and electronics, paper, pharmaceuticals, metal and engineering products for both domestic and exports market. Information and Communications Technology An array of business opportunities are offered by Kenya in ICT sector for both local and export markets. Being a regional hub and a financial capital of the East and Central Africa region, the estimated total size of the local ICT market is US$ 500 million and entrance of renowned companies like Spanco and Airtel in Kenya are anticipated to further boost the ICT sector in the region. An investment Promotion Act (2004) was also enacted by Kenya Investment Authority to assist investors in obtaining licenses necessary for investment. Energy In Kenya, the renewable energy sectorismostvigorous.Theenergy policy in the country aspires to save more of energy and supply adequate quantities at reasonable costs. Petroleum, electricity and wood are the main forms of energy on which the country is dependent. Alternatively, wind, solar and biogas are utilized as energy sources. Fulfilling nearly 87% of the country’s requirements petroleum is the key source of commercial energy. The policy also emphasizes the delivery of quality energy services in order to attract investments for the economic activities which use energy sources for production at competitive prices. KENYA A Globally Viable Country WHY KENYA? • Fully liberalized economy (no exchange controls); • As a member of the multilateral investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), International center for settlement of disputes (ICSID) and Africa Trade Insurance Agency (ATIA), investors are insured against non-commercial risk; • Business friendly regulatory reforms for improving the regulatory framework; • Cordial hospitality and warmth of the people; • Tax Treaties and Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements such as Multilateral Trade System (MTS), ACP Cotonou Agreement and the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act allows Kenyan exports to take benefit from world markets under a number of duty reduction programmes; • It’s stability regardless of changes in its political system; • Steady endeavors to lower the cost of doing business by executing various business regulatory reforms anticipated to decrease the number of licensing requirements; • Accessibility to highly skilled, educated and trained work force; • Its prime location in East Africa and developed infrastructure attracts immense investors with access to regional markets entailing over 385 million consumers; • Prosperous in natural resources; • A completely liberalized economy granting free flow of trade and private investment; • A well-recognized and firm private sector. MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 5. G lobal software provider, Microsoft has announced the launch of new TV white spacepartnershipsandprojectson four continents, including Africa, along with its newest partnership with SpectraLink Wireless and Facebook to provide low-cost wireless connectivity to students and faculty at universities in Koforidua, Ghana. The announcement was made at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Globally, Microsoft is now involved in white spaces pilots in 10 countries. M i c r o s o f t ’ s commercial partnership with SpectraLink Wireless and research partnership with Facebook – which will collaborate with Microsoft and SpectraLink Wireless on joint technology research to better understand how TV white space spectrum and equipment can support wireless Internet users today – will deploy wireless networks covering entire campuses at All Nations University College and Koforidua Polytechnic. This pilot is part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative to help improve the continent’s global competitiveness. A core goal of the 4Afrika Initiative is to BusinessBuzz 05 Microsoft launches low-cost connectivity services for Africa, others GE, Endeavor Energy and Finagestion team up to boost Ghana's power supplypartners to enable new consumer experiences, while encouraging governments to make needed legal and regulatory changes to allow this technology to be deployed more broadly.” “This project will provide substantial benefit to students and faculty at the universities,” said John Sarpong, CEO of SpectraLink Wireless. Africa is not the only region where the company’s white spaces pilots are flourishing. In Asia, Microsoft has helped to pioneer white spaces pilots in Singapore and the Philippines. While in Latin America, the tech giant is involved in the region’s first white spaces pilot in Uruguay where the company is providing technical support to Plan Ceibal; an initiative supporting the integration of information and communications technologies into the country’s public education system. Finally, in the UK, Microsoft is working with Ofcom and other partners on a pilot in Glasgow. This will play a key role in providing data to inform Ofcom’s legislative proposals for TV white spaces. US Energy giant, General Electric and its partners, Endeavour Energy and Finagestion, have signed a joint development agreement for the Ghana 1000MW Power Project, aimed at adding 1,000 megawatt of thermal power to Ghana’s installed electricity capacity. The agreement was signed at the offices of the Energy Ministry by General Electric’s Vice-Chairman, John Rice; Finagestion’s Chairman Vincent Le Guennou; and CEO of Endeavour Energy, Sean Lang. The Ghana 1000MW Power Project Conglomerate is a purely private sector, independent power producer initiative with zero direct financial contribution from the Government of Ghana. The project will combine the construction of an integrated gas-to-power thermal plant, currently underway, and a regasification unit with future importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) which makes the production of power relatively cheaper and safer. The John Mahama administration in Ghana has promised to double Ghana’s energy generating capacity to 5000 megawatts of power by 2016. The first of the two-phase projects, which will cost approximately $900 million and expected to be executed within a period of two years, is to start power delivery in early 2017 with an initial 360 megawatts of electricity in a simple cycle mode. Upon completion of the initial phase in early 2018, it is expected to produce more than 540 megawatts of electricity in a combined cycle mode, with the second phase anticipated to commence before 2019. This will be in addition to another hydro power plant, the $980 million 400MW Bui Dam which is under construction and should be completed by the end of the year 2014. The first phase of the project alone will require more than US$20million of development capital, over US$200million of equity from the project sponsors, and more than US$600million in debt financing,” said Jay Ireland, CEO and President of General Electric Africa. The over-US$1billion project, to be located in the Western Region, includes a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit to facilitate importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for power generation. The importation of LNG as part of the project will cut out the challenge the country currently has of having generation plants without gas to power them. The use of LNG is also expected to reduce the cost of generation as compared to light crude oil. “CurrentLNGpricesareapproximately 35 percent less than light crude, yet most thermal plants in Ghana run on it due to shortage of gas,” said Sean Lang, CEO of Endeavour Energy, the company that will co-lead the project’s development. The Chief Executive Officer of GE, Mr Jay Ireland, said that the project would set a new standard for the way that power would be delivered in Africa. Speaking on behalf of the Ghana of Government, the deputy Minister of Energy, Hon John Jinapor said: “We thank the Ghana 1000 partners for keeping their commitment to support government efforts to boost electricity generation and lower the cost of power in Ghana. “The Ghana Government will facilitate and fast track all approvals and permits and provide adequate credit enhancement in a transparent manner,” he added. facilitate access to technology for the masses and to empower African students, entrepreneurs, developers, and others to become even more active global citizens. The project is operating under a TV white space pilot license granted by the Ghana National Communications Authority and is the only TV white space license currently issued in West Africa. “TV white spaces technology when combined with other low- cost wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, offers a substantial opportunity for businesses, consumers and governments around the world to improve the economics of broadband network deployment and service delivery,” said Paul Garnett, Director in Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group. “Through these projects worldwide, we are working with local private and public sector By Francis L. Sackitey, Ghana By Francis L. Sackitey, Ghana mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 6. I n literal sense how would one describe Sustainable Development? It postulates a needed future state for human cultures in which living conditions and resource-use meet human needs without weakening the sustainability of natural systems and the environment, so that coming peers may also have their wants met. Sustainable development draws collective concern for the carrying capacity of natural systems with the social and commercial challenges confronted by humanity. Africa is gifted with rich and varied renewable and non-renewable natural assets; however its folks continue to be amongst the poorest in the world. Refining the well-being of people in Africa necessitates sustainable development braced with peace and steadiness, and with human, institutional and organizational dimensions to accost instant challenges, such as poverty and ailments. Since some half a century ago when African countries in full swing started attaining their political independence, the landform has confronted several challenges in its expedition for development. There has been some degree of accomplishment but to a great extent, the continent is quiet behind the rest of the world in advancement. As I have mentioned earlier, poverty rests as the notable expansion challenge facing Africa. It is connected to the environs in multifaceted ways, chiefly in natural resource-based African economies. About two-thirds of the populations in African countries live in rural areas, stemming their main revenue from agriculture. Population in Africa are cutting trees for fuel wood, land-degrading farming systems have been undertaken, wildlife are being hunted to extinction, all in a struggle to content today’s demanding living wants. Awkwardly, these actions have not only deteriorated the state of the deprived living in Africa today, but they will also have consequences for upcoming generations to come. According to the World Bank, the sub-Saharan population is rising at the rate of 2.5 percent per year as compared to 1.2 percent in Latin America and Asia. At that rate, Africa's population will double in 30 years. Fast population growth has put a lot of pressure on Africa’s ecosystems. Glitches such as food security, land tenure, environ-mental degradation and the absence of water supply are often related to high rates of population growth. In 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Member States were called upon to assimilate the extents of sustainable development into their growth strategies. At the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD), this song was further sung, commending Member States to speed up their determinations at attaining sustainable development. Later on, African countries have incorporated these sustainable development associated promises. The maintenance of an environment of peace and security is consequently one of Africa’s notable development necessities. Separately from its costs in human and material terms, battles hinder production, harm infrastructure, avert the reliable delivery of social facilities and upset societies. In spite of the long-standing promises and the stress positioned by African leaders on the course of regional integration, this has been sluggish and hence, remains a major test for Africa. It is thus no quirk that the Africa Chapter FRANKLY SPEAKING06 Jean-Paul Adam Foreign Affairs Minister, Seychelles Michael Masutha Deputy Science and Technology Minister, South Africa By kirit sobti, editor, iat editor@indoafricatimes.com Africa's climate change legislative frameworks, though a step in the right direction, have come under fire for not being ambitious enough to meet the challenge of a changing climate. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an emerging global actor in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), has been criticized because its REDD+ projects are not supported by a legally binding framework, leaving forest communities in a legal void and vulnerable to economic exploitation. But Jean-Claude Atningamu, a legislator in the DRC, admitted that while his country may have strategies and policies in place, a law on REDD+ is yet to be developed. "We have just begun these processes and we are grappling with many challenges," he told IPS. He said that although indigenous communities were not benefiting from climate change financing, it was not because of a lack of political goodwill to do so. "We do not have the full support from international community who are not providing the funding necessary to help the people of the DRC meet the economic challenges that they are facing," he said at the conclusion of the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) summit that was held in Mexico from Jun. 6 to 8. He said that while the DRC has the second-largest forest cover in the world "we are yet to receive REDD+ financing." He pointed out that in Africa the forest was the wealth of the people, "we need it to feed our people, to get heat, to cook. You cannot tell your wife to stop using firewood and not provide an alternative source of energy." But a lack of access to climate financing is not the only issue of concern for the African block of legislators. Simon Asimah, chair of the African block at the summit and also GLOBE International vice-president for Africa, said that the resolutions were not comprehensive enough to meet the legislative gaps that Africa is facing. All Africa Nature is talking and Africa's Legislators are listeningof the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) of WSSD, shapes in its preamble that since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), sustainable development has remained elusive for many African countries, with poverty remaining a major challenge. Experts claim that Africa can realize sustainable development by climbing up “green economy” initiatives. What is required is augmented apportionments from within national budgets added by donor funding. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) describes a green economy initiative as one that results in “improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.” Later on, doyens says that implementing this edge through a notion known as “Low-Carbon Climate Resilient Development” – meaning fetching in projects that will help lessen greenhouse gas emission, help adapt to climate change while increasing income, will help Africa move in the direction of sustainable development Now there is a new concept for sustainable Development stressed by H.E. Mr. James Michel, President of Seychelles when he called on Commonwealth leaders to cultivate the Blue Economy notion as the base of equitable and sustainable development through the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo last year. Can you trust it if somebody laid claim that there occurs an economic method which does not yield any waste, has zero discharges, however creates jobs, shapes social capital and to add above all does not include higher costs? Yes, the time has come to conceive this concept. It seems apparent that the subject of environmentally friendly sustainable development cannot be ignored if the African continent is to encounter its development challenges. The connections are palpable and tough. If the present generation of Africans finds it tough to grapple with development challenges in spite of current levels of natural resource awards, will coming generations find it even more challenging to stay alive and flourish on the continent in later years? At that time, the continent will have exhausted most of its possessions and will be stalled from acting its life-sustaining meanings. This message must vibrate more strongly with policy makers, community groups and development partners and every African thriving today! I trust that if Africa is to come across these ecological challenges, it must take action at all levels. It has to include global, national and community activities. It must also encompass civil society, public agencies and the private sector in growth programs to aid in alleviating the problems. The stage has arisen for African nations to reveal their ability to be able to confront these challenges. There is also a prerequisite for national governments to engross the private sector successfully to deliver business elucidations to environmental challenges. Governments should also felicitate invention that allows the accomplishment of national environmental primacies. I believe that environmentally friendly sustainable development in Africa is almost decision making, trade-offs and the delicate balance of significances. Like any change process, it necessitates contribution and commitment from top to bottom – from government policies to individual behaviors. In addition, I have confidence in the new high-tech and social inventions that will be vital to run alternatives to help all Africans sustain their livelihoods without draining the rare natural resources available to the African continent. Seychelles and Cape Verde are naturally aligned as two countries that have put sustainability and good governance at the heart of their development efforts. The Department of Science and Technology is focusing on setting up the necessary systems to support the sustainable solar energy industry. This is done through supporting research, development and innovation in the energy sector. Will coming generations find it challenging to stay on the continent? Experts claim that Africa can realize sustainable development by climbing up “green economy” initiatives. MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 7. TRAVEL&tourism 07 N amibia never miss the mark to captivate its guests, to charge the fancies and imaginings of narrators in their efforts to appositely designate the many- faceted splendor and harsh magnificence of this desert country. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million years, it is well-thought-out to be the oldest desert on Earth. The wildlife and flora enduring here are captivating, and have adapted to life in this usually inhospitable region in unique and strangely attractive ways. A trip to this area is an extraordinarily fantastic experience, but most visitors revel in its strangeness. In the Nama language, Namib means “vast,” and here the desert conquers around 80,900 square kilometers, elongating 1,600 kilometers along the Atlantic coast of Namibia, wavering in width from 50 to 160 kilometers. It is sheltered by the Namib-Naukluft Park, a wonderland of 50,000 square km of shifting sands and vibrantly-colored dunes. It is the world-famous Sossusvlei sand dunes that fascinate the most attention. The enormous ochre sand dunes at Sossusvlei are one of the most surprising sights in the world. Puffed into razor-sharp ridges by the sand-shifting winds, the impossibly dramatic red dunes are the highest in the world, towering some 300 meters into the air. These splendid dunes are reachable to any self-driving visitor, and there is sufficient of outstanding accommodation in and around the area. The good time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset, when the lively colors change continually, permitting pleasing photographic prospects. One of the best ways to treasure the grandeur of this area is by light aircraft on a picturesque flight from Walvis Bay or Swakopmund, or by catching a balloon ride over the dunes, although it can also be entered overland by gravel roads. Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, is laid- back, jazzy and diverse, and one of the safest cities in Southern Africa. Coastal Swakopmund is one of the most dreamlike and memorable destinations in the country, with African and European inspirations having bonded exclusively and proposing a different kind of sand dune. A unit of dunes have been set aside for escapade such as sand boarding and skiing, quad biking, camel rides, and off-road driving. Swakopmund also offers diving, surfing, or simply lazing on the beach, and boat trips to see dolphins and seals. Neighboring the town is the Namib-Naukluft Park, one of the most charming desert wilderness areas in Africa. Etosha National Park, meaning “place of dry water,” is centered on a huge, flat pan of about 5,000 square kilometers. The pan providesabig,baked,silver-whitebackdropof sparkling illusions to the semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. Comprising water for only a few days each year, the pan lures thousands of flamingos. Served by three well- established rest camps and a host of private lodges along its borders, Etosha offers visitors a wide choice of safari choices and a rich wildlife. The Opulence of Splendid Deserts NAMIBIA mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 8. TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08 I ntroducing the ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Backyard Poultry (BYP) - Sahyadri Industries Ltd. takes a novel, giant and revolutionary step forward to make the women in the house become Self-reliant by earning a good sum every month, from the revenue earned from poultry. At the same time,it provides better health to the chickens and hygiene for the family and environment. your house with a portable housing that works better for you, chickens and the environment around your house. Moreover it comes to you in a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ kit that is easy to install with the help of couple of family members. Swastik Kukdookoo brings an opportunity to make women financially Self-reliant; an additional income for the family and at the same time healthy & hygienic self- consumption. Plus points with Swastik Kukdookoo BYP » Reliable income-generation alternative » Steady source of income » Reasonable Investment, Better Returns » Feeds available from nearby locations » All weather-resistant structure » House can be used as a Storage unit » Durable and Long Lasting for Years Benefits with Swastik Kukdokoo BYP » Healthy self consumption » High nutritional value » Safety from predators » Droppings can be easily collected from the shed for manure /fertilizer use » Increased Protein Intake – Deficiency is the common phenomenon in the diet of rural people as » their diets are predominantly based on cereals containing high energy but low protein About Sahyadri Industries Ltd. Sahyadri Industries Ltd. - a group that commenced 60 years back, now boasts of infrastructural capacities that can meet a colossal demand of supply across the globe at any given time. An ISO 9001- 2008 certified and BSE registered Company, Sahyadri is consistently reaching newer markets and dynamically growing in size and strength. In a six decade journey, the company has brought to the fore, a plethora of products across different verticals: Roofing - Swastik, Flat Sheets for all weathers and mezzanine floor applications - Cemply, Interior and Exterior Building products - Ecopro, Security enabled Main Doors - Entasafe, Pre- Engineered / Hybrid building solutions and Production for non-conventional energy. SAHYADRI INDUSTRIES LTD. Registered Office: Swastik House, 39/D, Gultekdi, J.N. Marg, Pune - 411037, Maharashtra, INDIA. Tel: +91 20 2644 4625/26/27 Fax: +91 20 2644 4624, 2645 8888 Email: info@silworld.in Website: www.silworld.in CIN No.: L26956PN1994PLC078941 Sizes Particulars Range – No. of Birds can be accommodated 4'x 4' G+1 G+2 G+1 = approx 30-40 chicks G + 2 = Approx 60-70 chicks 6' x 4' G+1 G+2 G+1 = approx 60-70 chicks G + 2 = Approx 80-90 chicks 8' x 4' G+1 G+2 G+1 = approx 80-90 chicks G + 2 = Approx 120-130chicks Start a Healthy Wealthy Poultry Business MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 9. TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09 Ingredients • 250 gms cheddar cheese or paneer cut into 1.5” squares • 1 cup Bengal gram flour • Water as required • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder • 1/2 tsp. turmeric • 1 tsp. carom seeds • Salt to taste • Vegetable cooking oil to deep fry Prepration Method 1. Pre-heat the vegetable cooking oil for deep frying. 2. Take Bengal gram flour, the red chilli Savory Indian Cheese Fritters Commercial Transport Show This event showcases products like Trucks, Truck body builders, Special Utility Vehicles, Tippers, Trailers Tractors, Car Carriers , Dry, insulated and Reefer Container manufacturers, Transport Refrigeration Units, Tyres Wheels, Auto parts, Engines, Tools and Equipments, Battery Manufacturers, Oil Lubricants Companies, Body and chassis protection coating material services, GPS/ Vehicle Tracking Software, Container Paints Manufacturer, Latching Hoist, Seat and upholstery manufacturers, Truck Mounted Cranes, Equipments for Workshops, Terminals and Cargo Handling, Banks, Financial institutions and Insurance Companies etc. in the Logistics Transportation industry. Date: 08-10 Jul 2014 Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi PrimePack Expo This event will held for three consecutive days and exhibitors from Packaging and Allied Machinery industry and solutions providers will gather under one roof for the showcase and demonstrations of their latest machineries, equipments and services and establishing new business partnerships with the target visitors. The two day conference programme will also feature by the organizing committee where eminent speakers will collaborate for the discussions and presentations on all the necessary aspects, latest technological innovations and present status of the industry. Date: 8th-10th July, 2014 Venue: Pragati Maidan, Delhi, India International Conference on Business Management and Information Technology It is organized by the World Academic Industry Research Collaboration Organization. The conference will cover areas like Web Application And Web Service, Computer Science And Engineering, Information Technology And Computer Education, Other Topics Related To it And Its Applications. Date: 17-18 Jul 2014 Venue: The Fern Citadel Hotel in Bangalore, India Green Power-Chennai Green Power-Chennai is entering its 9th edition of the session. This is one of the biggest exhibition cum conference for renewable energy technologies sector in India for 2 days the exposition is being organized by Confederation of Indian Industry. Date: 17-18 Jul 2014 Venue: ITC CHOLA HOTEL, Chennai, India National NCD Summit It is organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi. The conference will cover areas like earnings and recommendations of the first national NCD summit held in June 2013 in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ICMR. Date: 18 Jul 2014 Venue: The Lalit, New Delhi, India Annual India Enterprise Mobility Summit It is organized by the Frost Sullivan. The conference will cover areas like Exploring value propositions for the diverse participants in the mobility ecosystem, Understanding the platforms and partnerships in the device ecosystem. Date: 24 Jul 2014 Venue: The Hotel Sofitel Mumbai in Mumbai, India upcoming If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we'd all be much happier THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Cheese Pakora Indian Cuisine Handy French powder, carom seeds, turmeric, and salt to taste. 3. Mix them together in a large bowl. To make a thick batter, add little water as required. 4. Add the cheese/ paneer cubes to the batter and stir to coat them well. 5. Add a few pieces at a time to the hot oil, do not crowd the pan as the Pakoras will stick to each other if you do. 6. Fry till each Pakora is golden and crisp on all sides. When done, gently remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain further on kitchen paper towels. 7. Serve piping hot with Tamarind Chutney or Tomato ketchup with a cup of Masala chai. picture of the week The Ambassador of Tunisia in India, H.E. Mr. Tarek Azouz calling on the Minister of State for Science and Technology (Independent Charge), Earth Sciences (Independent Charge), Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi on June 23, 2014.  There are over 1 million Chinese citizens on the African continent. Angola alone has a population of over 350,000 Chinese. 1. Do you speak English? Parlez-vous anglais? 2. I don't understand. Could you repeat that, please? Je ne comprend pas. Pouvez- vous répéter? 3. I am hungry. Let's get something to eat! J'ai faim. Ca vous dit d'aller manger? 4. Can you help me? Pouvez-vous m'aider? 5. Do you know a good restaurant around here? Est-ce que vous connaissez un bon restaurant par ici? Watermelon Health Benefits Of did you know?  Reduces body fat.  Improves eye health  Alleviates high blood pressure  Rich in vitamin and minerals.  Low in calories.  It keeps your body hydrated.  Increase brain power.  It lets your skin glow.  Cures heart problems. Find The Path To Africa mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 10. THEFASHIONISTAS10 Say hello to energy filled Summer!! A team of top musicians from the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) launched the official theme song for the Black Stars at the head office of the Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited in Accra. At the launch which attracted a number of personalities and the media, the musicians also presented the song and its video to the management of Stanbic Bank. Stanbic Bank as part of their support for Ghana's World Cup campaign, paid for the technical production of the song, which saw all artistes performed at no charge. 'Shine 4 Africa' was produced by Showbiz Africa and it features some selected Ghanaian musicians which include Kojo Antwi, Sarkodie, Noble Nketsiah, Samini and Obour. Others are Edem, Sherifa Gunu, Efya, Qweci Oteng, Chemphe, Nana Boroo, Skinny Invincible, a film documentary by Rwandan artiste Yves Montand Niyomugabo was voted the best film script among the final three that were selected from a pool of 600 films scripts presented to a select jury in June 2013. The top three scripts have already attracted sponsorship to be upgraded into movies. The movie screenings started at 6:30pm at Serena Hotel and the audience acted as the jury. The three films, two fictions and one documentary, showed a stunning level of quality and took a fresh look at the issue of reconciliation. The other premiered movies included Crossing Lines by Samuel Ishimwe and Akaliza Keza by Philbert Aimé Mbabazi. The latter two films presented an exceptional in depth analysis of the difficulties of individuals trying to overcome barriers linked with the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The best film Invincible was based on a true story from a Rwandan artiste Jean Samputu whose parents and family members were killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi by a friend whom he forgave and has even helped his children financially. The best script scooped Rwf 1 million. New Times  Yves Montand Niyomugabo MUSIGA Launches 'Shine 4 Africa' Song Invincible takes best film script award of dead skin cells so it is important to exfoliate your skin. You don’t need to buy any expensive products to achieve that summer glow; simply use a loafer for a light scrub or make your own exfoliation lotion using a bit of oatmeal, milk and yoghurt. 4. Burn those calories: Summer is the perfect time of year to get wet! Boring runs in the cold wintery weather can be swapped for a summer swim at your local pool or gym. Start by swimming for 10 minutes and increase the time over the following weeks by doing front crawl, breaststroke or backstroke to mix up your cardio workout. A 30 minute session of this full body workout will burn almost 400 calories! If swimming laps isn’t your thing, join a water aerobics class or create your own aerobic workout with jumping jacks, marching in water. 7. Add healthy fat in your diet: Olive oil is a healthy fat which contains important fatty acids that help skin resist UV damage. These fatty acids are also part of the cell membranes that keep in all that moisture your body loses through heat and sweat during the summer. In order to guard your skin and keep it supple, consume about 1 tablespoon of olive oil daily or add it to a healthy salad or fish dish in order to get all those essential fatty acids. 8. Protect your shinny assets: Our hair undergoes a lot during the summer. Endless heat, sun damage and chlorine takes a toll on our hair and can leave it feeling limp and dull after the holidays. If you’re planning on swimming a lot during the summer, it is prudent to use anti-chlorine shampoo and conditioner to help offset the chlorine from your hair. If possible, minimize the use of hairdryers, straighteners and other heating products. 9. Eat healthy day and night: When the sun is beating down, the inkling of seeking out the nearest ice cream stand is extremely alluring. Stay healthy by being ready, and pack a cooler full of healthy snacks and juices. Fill your ice-box with ice, bottled water, sandwiches, vegetable sticks with hummus, yoghurts and unending amounts of fruit. 10. Try something exciting: Summer is the perfect time to take up a new activity. Gardening is a great method to adore the outdoors and will in fact help you burn some calories! Planting an herb garden is a fanciful way of getting your hands dirty, having quick entrance to some healthy flavours for your summer meals and, if you have kids, get them tangled in playing outside. 1. Suncream is a must: It is essential to use a suncream lotion of at least SPF 30 in order to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. For sensitive skin, a mineral- based sunscreen is best. Avoid sitting in the sun in peak hours between 10am and 4pm in order to minimize UV radiation. If you are planning to be out in the sun for a long period of time, reapply suncream every two to three hours. 2. Stay hydrated with water: Water helps us stay healthy and hydrated. During the hot summer months, heat and sweat can leave your body dehydrated. A lack of water is destructive to your body and can also make you crave food when you’re not actually hungry. It is extremely important to keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least eight to nine glasses of water a day. 3. Keep it smooth and silky: Summer means an increase Legend and Tic Tac. Prior to this p r e s e n t a t i o n , copies of the CDs were presented to the journalists and personalities who attended the presentation ceremony. In a short speech, the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, Alhassan Andani, said, 'As a bank, we have made our intentions very clear on our support to see Ghana succeed at the World Cup. We have already contributed to the government's campaign to send supporters to Brazil. And when MUSIGA decided to prepare a theme song for the campaign, we saw it as another opportunity to bring happiness to supporters.' He stressed that apart from the bank's support for sports development in the country, 'we also have keen interest in the creative industry. We are a major partner in the development of arts in this country. MUSIGA's initiative is laudable and worth- supporting. Supporting the production of the song is yet another testament of our interest in ensuring that quality creative works see fruition.' He hoped that Ghanaians would welcome and embrace the 'Shine 4 Africa' as the main theme song to support and cheer on the Black Stars in every home in Ghana, in Brazil and in offices. He, therefore, congratulated MUSIGA for the initiative and hoped that more of those initiatives would follow soon. Modern Ghana MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 11. SPORTS2WATCH 11 Malta Boxing Commission 2014 Awards Africa's future is bright, says IOC President Bach T he Malta Boxing Commission announced the winners of the 2nd Annual National Boxing Awards, held at the Dolmen Hotel Spa, Bugibba. The winners were honored in a black tie evening ceremony hosted by Sandro Micallef sports presenter. Mrs. Malta, Elaine Hun welcomed nominees and attendees to the ceremony. She was joined on stage to present the awards certificates alongside Marc James, General Secretary of the Malta Boxing Commission and Founder of the National Boxing Awards (NBA) as well as representatives from major sponsors. Now in the 2nd year, the National Boxing Awards showcased an outstanding level of innovation and creativity across a diverse and growing The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach has urged African National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Federations to continue working hard in fostering the Olympic spirit on the continent. Bach, an Olympic gold medal winner at Montreal in 1976, made the call while closing the just concluded 2nd African Youth Games in Gaborone. He admitted that much as the hosts had their fair share of logistical challenges, the sportsmanship spirit prevailed sport. 'With more than 15 high caliber entries this year, the competition was stronger than ever and it is a significant achievement to have been honored. The NBA would like to warmly congratulate all winners. The ceremony of awards recognizes all those who continue to bring boxing into a bright future. We aim that next year's awards will be honored in a live televised presentation' Stated Marc James. Highlights of the awards were: • Contest of the year Award - Richard Vella V Dino Shields • Sportsmanship Award - Mike Carter • Boxer of the Year Award - Steve Martin • Life Time Achievement Award - Bertu Camilleri • Pound 4 Pound Award - Tyrone Borg • Promotion of the Year - Demis Doulton Tonna • MBC Special Award - Martin Fenech • MBC Order of Merit Award - Manny Mohammed The full list of winners and further information for the 2014 National Boxing Awards is available on the internet by visiting: MaltaBoxingMagazine. com The Malta Boxing Commission (MBC) National Boxing Awards was established in 2013. It is the most prestigious MBC event on the National boxing calendar. Its purpose is to award members whom embody the Boxing Commission's five core values, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Leadership. These values go well beyond the boxing playing field and help guide the individual in making good daily decisions and choices in all aspects of his or her life. Our Special Sponsors: Party 21 Jennifer Dimech for the beautiful Mrs. Malta, Elaine Hun's make up and dress. Mediterranean Ceramics for making my design trophy to establish it as the National Awards Trophies. N-TICE Ladies Boutique for the dress worn by Miss. Claire Shepherd, Dolmen Hotel, Print Right, BadAss Burgers, Prize Boxing Promotions, Public Broadcasting Services TVM2 and finally our exclusive host and who has had a massive influence on the show, Mr. Sandro Micallef. Modern Ghana Disi wins Caen Half Marathon Rwanda's Dieudonne Disi is the winner of the 26th edition of the Courants de la Liberté half marathon held in Caen France. The veteran runner clocked one hour, five minutes and 21 seconds to win the race, which attracted over 80 runners from Africa, Europe and Asia. Burundian Onesphore Nkuzimana and Ethiopian Getinet Gedamu finished second and third respectively. This was Disi's final warm-up competition as he seeks to win Rwanda's maiden silverware at the Glasgow Commonwealth games scheduled for July 23 to August 3 in Scotland. The former 10000m and 5000m national champion is expected to head back to Iten, the famed home of champions in the Kenyan Rift Valley, where he has been training since the start of the year. Ever since he shifted his training base to Iten, Disi won the 15km Martigues Carro race held in May and managed a silver medal slot in the Carnaval half marathon held in March, all in France. Disi is among 11 runners, who will compete in athletics at the games due in Glasgow. The 34-year-old will run the men's full marathon alongside Jean Pierre Mvuyekure. Epiphanie Nyirabarame will compete in the women's full marathon. New Times the development of sport happens all over the world and that Africa can lead by example. This is why I'm confident that we will continue the cooperation within the International Olympic Committee and Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) to strengthen and bring more development to the athletes, he said. During the visit, Bach also met with IOC members in Africa to discuss a range of topics, including the Olympic Agenda 2020. The group exchanged ideas on the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement and the contribution that Africa could make. Bach is in Africa on a three- nation tour that will also include stops in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Games, which opened on May 22, attracted more than 2,500 athletes from 54 countries. The Rwanda team, which won two bronze medals in boxing and volleyball, returned home at midday aboard RwandAir after an overnight stay in Johannesburg. New Times in Gaborone. You can complain about organization, you can complain about accommodation and transport. But if you look at the fire in the eyes of athletes, you look at the bright future of Africa. You see ambitious and happy young athletes who know what they have done, Bach told the crowd inside the National Stadium in Gaborone. He urged NOCs and international federations to make their [athletes] dreams come true. He urged the federations to make sure that  Dieudonne Disi  Thomas Bach, Head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) mONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014
  • 12. ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12 How has been your experience in India? Well, this is my second visit to India and I would just say it’s amazing as India has always been very friendly and spontaneous, it’s good to know a propos the business endeavors of the Indians and getting versed with their expertise and skills is commendable. Subah Infosolutions truly hopes to learn more about what India can do in Ghana. As Subah infosolutions Ghana Ltd. has been in news for its numerous achievements, brief us on the accomplishments attained by the organization in the past time. Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd. was set up couple of years ago in Ghana with tremendous assistance from K.S. Infosystems, an Indian corporate. Since, its establishment, the company has undertaken numerous government projects and the most prominent one is the monitoring of the communications service tax in which K.S. Infosystems and Subah jointly provided systems and applications making platforms for all. Great success is expected to be achieved by the organization with the execution of government projects such as the telecom services, tourism services, road safety and monitoring. It is expected that in the coming two months or so, Subah Infosolutions will be monitoring the operations of the telecommunication companies online and will be able to get first class data to process the various types of calls in Ghana itself. Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd has been in market for many years now, which are your successful projects till date? Being in the market for not too long, I would say the communication service tax project has been one of our major achievements so far. We also have the rural telephony service project for which are putting up a number of satellites for some telephone operators. We are also supporting the National Road Safety campaign for which we have provided the infrastructure and supporting equipments including ambulance and towing vehicles. So we are deeply involved in such projects. Worth to mention that we are executing a document project for the Ministry of Education amongst others. Subah as of today is the largest private, co-owned ICT Company in Ghana, one among several others owned by the Jospong Group of Companies which is indigenously owned by millions. How would you amalgamate your efforts to solidify and enhance your relations with K.S. Infosystems and with India as a whole? Subah Infosolutions intends to deepen its relationship with the sub- continent India. We have faith and trust that irrespective of the size of the project we take up, K.S. Infosystems will always be our partner as they were during Subah Infosolutions’ formative years. As we have witnessed, K.S. Infosystems is present in several sectors with its strong commitment to delivery of results, we wish to replicate the same in Ghana, we will try to initiate some of the projects currently undertaken by K.S. Infosystems in Ghana and other African countries to enable Africans to experience India’s understanding and knowledge through us. What is in future of Ghana for Indian brands to come and invest with Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd? No doubt, Ghana is a developing country, attracting many foreign investments from India, Europe, America, China, Brazil etc. As ICT is assuming the prime significance as one of the biggest contributors to Ghana’s GDP, Subah Infosolutions is always prepared to have a bond with Indian companies to work with for our mutual growth and development of Ghana and for the ICT by providing a platform for extension and exposure in Africa. Last message……… Whenever you look at Africa for business, I would request that Ghana should be your first point of call and your gateway to Africa. Ghana’s hospitable environment is unparalleled in Africa. The country is labelled as the most stable in the African continent for past twenty years and is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The growth rate has been very high, supported by numerous natural resources such as cocoa, oil, gold, diamond, limestone, etc. I would just say, if you are an ICT company, think of Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd. for grand success. Subah Infosolutions is a leading IT and Telecommunications solution provider in Ghana. They dig into collaboration with leading technology companies for joint execution of projects. Prof. Newman K. Kusi, Board Chairman, Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd. gets candid with Indo Africa Times and highlighted the overall working scenario of this big IT giant and its collaboration with an Indian corporate, KS Infosystems. 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. LTD. 89 DSIDC SHED Okhala Phase 1, New Delhi “Communication service tax project has been one of our major achievements so far” Prof. Newman K. Kusi Board Chairman, Subah Infosolutions Ghana Ltd.  Subah Infosolutions is always prepared to have a bond with Indian companies to work with for our mutual growth and development of Ghana and for the ICT by providing a platform for extension and exposure in Africa. MONDAY | JUNE 30, 2014