By Conan Businge

UGANDA has had its first food processing company receive double international certificates in food safety and quality management.

Riham, makers of biscuits, juice and mineral water, received their ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems and ISO 2200:2005 Food Safety Management Systems from Government on Wednesday.

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By Martin Ayankola

The Federal Government has offered prospective investors in the power sector a five-year tax holiday to serve as an incentive to woo them, just as the Bureau of Public Enterprises recently in Lagos began road shows to enlighten investors on opportunities in the sector.

According to the BPE, another incentive for investors in the power sector is the World Bank’s instruments to insure their investment against political risks in the country.

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By Servaas van den Bosch

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Construction of a railway line connecting Botswana’s Mmamabula coal field with the Namibian port of Walvis Bay, pegged at up to $9 billion, is expected to start in 18 months, a government official said on recently.

Robert Kalomo, Namibia’s Director of Railway Affairs in the Ministry of Works said construction of the TransKalahari Railway would take five years, with costs expected to range between $5-9 billion.

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