The conversation about Africa is shifting from one of “deficits” and “gaps” to one about opportunities, prospects, ventures and creativity. That’s not news to companies that have paid close attention to the continent and invested there. The fast growing youth population, the urbanization expected to drive over 50% of Africans to cities by 2050, and Africa’s formalizing economy are all well known. These trends and other developments have driven a half century or more of growth in Africa, and will continue to do so.
The Prospects of Tea Growing in Somaliland
By: Abdirahman Ibrahim Abdilahi
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.
“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.