In this issue…
Telecoms & ICT
Mining & Energy
New Investment & Trade
Interview of the Month Mr Rob Davies, South African Trade and Industry Minister.
Country Stats: Central African Republic
|Area:||623,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2009:||4.4 Million|
|Urban Population 2009:||38.72%|
|Female Population 2009:||50.87%|
|GDP 2009:||US$ 2.1 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2008:||US$ 410|
|Inflation Rate 2009:||2.9%|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000) 2009:||34.88%|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1) 2007:||0.369|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2009):||UA 178.2 Million|
Source: Africa Development Bankread more
Nairobi — Fresh tenders have been invited for the construction of a fish cold storage plant at Faza in Lamu East District.
Construction was stopped last year due to poor workmanship by the contractor.
Fisheries Development Minister Amason Kingi said the project is among those the ministry was undertaking in Coast to exploit the country’s fish potential.read more
Abuja — The Federal Government has unveiled plans to generate over N500 billion as revenue from Moringa plant and create over one million jobs.
The plant is believed to prevent over 300 diseases and could readily provide the substitute for the chemical, Alum, used for water treatment, which the Federal Government spends about N354.5 million annually to import.read more