Somalilandsun- The Ambassador hotel, a Luxury Hotel with international standards, nests on top of the hills overlooking the panoramic view of the Somaliland capital city of Hargeisa, and provides you the finest in hospitality.
Established fifteen years the Ambassador hotel has not only introduced, sustained but perfected Five star hospitality industry in Somaliland courtesy of its continued pursuit and adaption of international norms.
The Ambassador hotel Hargeisa which was established by youthful Briton of Somaliland origin, Khadar Aden Hussein has come along way from its humble beginnings of mid 2002 to not only being dubbed a city in the corner of a city but being recognized as a hospitality service provider of international standards.
In 2016 TripAdvisors having recognized the hotel’s hospitality supremacy in the Horn of Africa awarded its annual certificate of excellence for hospitality and ambience for the year 2016.read more
The raggedy cargo truck drives onto the ferry which immediately sinks deeply into the water, only seemingly buoyed by the grace of mother nature. The truck appears misplaced on the ferry, but locals assure me that this is the cheapest and quickest route to the final destination. “This is Africa” is often an overused phrase, but this truck is a microcosm of the continent’s transport and logistical challenges (and subsequent investment opportunities).
It is an often overlooked fact, but only about 30% of African roads are paved, and 50% remain in “poor condition,” according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It is this reality that makes shipping cement from Shanghai to the shores of Djibouti about 60% cheaper than shipping from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to neighboring Djibouti by road. This statistic does not indicate better things for ports. The same UN report estimates that Africa’s ports productivity is mere 30% of the international norm. This is logistics in Africa. But why?read more
(Somalilandsun – Guul Group has developed a network and mustered years of experience working with individuals, groups, institutions and government agencies in Somaliland, Somalia and the Horn of Africa.
The company has been in business in Somaliland for a while and now deeply understands the tenets of doing business in the area. The level of experience garnered by Guul Group through the successes and challenges has put the company in a suitable position to offer proficient consultancy services to individuals and businesses that eye doing business in Somaliland.
Consequently, Guul Group is currently offering services in Business planning, development & strategy, project management, event management, marketing, branding and training, all of which are provided across Somaliland and Somalia with partners across the Horn of Africa.
So far, the company has enabled a number of investors to take advantage of business investment opportunities in Somaliland and have been able to reap hefty profits through such informed business initiatives. Guul Group works with individuals, small, medium and large sized businesses in enhancing a more conducive investment environment through acquiring, analysing and presenting practical business information to interested businesses.
Entities that would like to make worthwhile investments in the region should not hesitate to contact Guul Group. That is because investment should not be done blindly, but should be spearheaded by a well informed entrepreneurial team with up to date hands-on information about the potential business environment. That is what Guul Group has to offer. With a wide network, business experience, projects management and marketing projects, Guul Group is the exact service provider that you need to provide you with invaluable consultancy services that will guarantee your business prosperity.
Business in Somaliland is lucrative, but that can be elusive if the initial process of setting up the business is not well done. There are a number of challenges that are associated with investing in Somaliland, particularly if it is by someone who has not done extensive research or contracted the services of a well informed consultancy company like Guul Group.
If you really want to do business in Somaliland, Somalia and in extension, the Horn of Africa, you should contact Guul Group for its consultancy services in business, management and marketing.
About Guul Group
‘Guul’ meaning ‘success’ in the Somali language has been incorporated with the English word ‘Group’ to portray and highlighting the amalgamation, collaboration and affiliation of successful Somali and foreign investors. Guul Group is a corporation that has a sizeable portfolio and is operating across a range of sectors that include agriculture, livestock, and consultancy. It has striven to establish and bolster trade within Somaliland, Somalia and the rest of the Horn. The company is fully primed to invest and create in the region’s growing economy thus will contribute to the eventual growth of the region.
Guul Group’s vision is to spread its wings far beyond the Horn of Africa with significant international operations in many industries by 2020. The brand is focused; a clear vision of the future, guiding the organisation’s path to growth. GG management envisage reaching that vision, not only by connecting and building trust with customers, consumers and clients but by entrepreneurial qualities such as pioneering, creativity, innovation, knowledge and inspiration. Guul Group’s growth plans encompasses diversification through adding new lines to existing business , adopting horizontal and vertical growth strategies and moving to new regional markets. The Group’s vision for an environmentally friendly and sustainable growth is guided by strong values of trust, credibility, quality, integrity and transparency.
Guul Group is headquartered in Hargeisa Somaliland, with partners across the Horn of Africa and the UK. We are constantly looking for new ideas, opportunities and partnerships; please get in touch.
Somalilandsun – Many people in the country are of the view that tea cannot be grown in Somaliland given the erratic rainfall, inappropriateness of altitude and soil. In contrast, the climate is conducive to growing tea in the country and there is a technology to manage soil and rainfall.
A leading Tea Development Authority in Kenya tea Production Company is looking into the potential prospects of growing tea in Somaliland and is interested in setting up large scale tea plantations and small scale farms in the country and their vision is eventually to add value the tea products locally and package for local consumption and with time and capacity to export from Somaliland to neighboring regions. The principals overriding my interest in this sector are to enable the economic development of Somaliland by setting an example to be emulated by others.read more
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Residents of some rural and urban communities in Somaliland are now utilizing
solar power as their main and only source of electricity.
According to Ms Asha Khalid 37, thanks to the portable solar bulbs sold by Guul Group-GG her 12 years son Master Hussein who is a 5th grade pupil can now do his homework at ease thus an improvement in his academic grades.
Hussein Adan who is one of the brightest students in Obsiye, used to struggle with studies in his darkened home due to lack of sufficient light as he mostly relied on the one kerosene lamp the family owned thus in great demand, but after his parents brought home the GG supplied solar bulbs things have improved rapidly for him especially at school.read more
During a session at last week’s World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Cape Town, experts discussed how Africa can tap into local innovation to launch globally recognised brands. Here are the highlights from the session.
Brand Africa has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, said Xavier-Luc Duval, vice-prime minister and minister of finance and economic development of Mauritius. The transformation, he added, has not been as superficial as the word “brand” might imply.
“Over the years, Mauritius has been consistent in achieving political stability, consistent in the rule of law, consistent in educating our people, consistent in easing the cost of doing business,” he said, highlighting that a country’s brand is what it does and not what says it is.read more
Why investors in frontier markets need someone to show them around
CARDBOARD BOXES are not sexy. But they are useful: imagine trying to shift a lorryload of eggs from farm to shop without packaging. Because boxes make it easier to move things around, they allow shops to stock a wider variety of goods at lower prices. So to run a cardboard-box factory in Africa is to put more and better food on African plates.
The Riley Packaging plant in Uganda is quite a sight. From wall to wall and floor to ceiling, it is crammed with vast rolls of paper. A visitor feels like an ant gazing at stacks of toilet rolls. A management consultant might ask: why does Riley need to keep so much inventory—three months’ worth—heaped idly on the floor? Surely there are better uses for the firm’s capital?read more
“We have facilitated lucrative deals for foreign and Diaspora investors within various sectors in Somaliland” – Mahamed Liban
By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Consultancy services by Guul Group Company has made blind investment in the country a thing of the past.
Foreign and Diaspora investors are now making knowledgeable decisions through services provided by Guul Group-GG company registered in Somaliland with partners in the UK.
According to the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mahamed-Guled Liban, his GG Company has so far facilitated numerous investment services to Diaspora Somalilanders as well as foreigners wishing to invest in-country.read more