Business Growth & Investment Opportunities

BUSINESS GROWTH & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA*

*Sir William Jackson, Inc. is not responsible for any problems associated with anyone, or any company accepting the below business investment or job opportunities. Your decision to accept an offer here, is at your own risk. If you are successful, due to this information, you are advised to please donate One Percent (1%) of your Yearly Income and/or Net Profit, to the African Union (AU) for a period of three (3) years. – Sir William Jackson

“Come home and become billionaires’ FG tells Diaspora Nigerians living in America”

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/04/come-home-and-be-billionaires-fg-tells-diaspora-nigerians/

NIGERIA: EKO ATLANTIC SET TO BECOME WEST AFRICA’S FINANCIAL HUB 

http://allafrica.com/stories/201610030045.html

CONSTRUCTION FUNDING OFFER TO DANGOTE REFINERY PROJECTS $17 BILLON 

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2016/09/22/dangotes-17b-refinery-gets-afreximbank-funding-support/

NIGERIA-BENIN RAIL LINE UNDERWAY AS EXPERTS DISCUSS WEST AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS 

http://allafrica.com/stories/201705160120.html

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO BRIDGE INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT THROUGH PPP MINISTER 

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2017/05/16/fg-will-bridge-infrastructure-deficit-ppp-says-adeosun/

NAIROBI KENYA AMONG HOT SPOTS FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS- POLL

http://exchange.co.tz/nairobi-among-hot-spots-for-social-entrepreneurs-poll/

SOUTH AFRICA TO USE PROCUREMENT BUDGET STRATEGICALLY TO TRANSFORM ECOMOMY – GIGABA 

https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news-fast-news/sa-to-use-procurement-budget-strategically-to-transform-economy-gigaba/

WORLD BANK: AFRICA’ GROWTH EXPECTED TO BE $3.5 TRILLION BY 2025 

http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/09/17/according-world-bank-africa-growth-2025-will-1-trillion/

A NEW ECONOMIC DAWN FOR AFRICA AS THE WORLDS FUTURE GLOBAL ECONOMIC POWER HOUSE 

https://www.zawya.com/story/Projects_reflect_Africas_appeal-ZAWYA20130915111514/

THESE 6 SECTORS OF AFRICAS ECONOMY ARE POISED FOR GROWTH-September 20, 2016 

https://hbr.org/2016/09/these-6-sectors-of-africas-economy-are-poised-for-growth

AFRICA’S PATH TO GROWTH SECTOR BY SECTOR-June 2010

http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/middle-east-and-africa/africas-path-to-growth-sector-by-sector

WHAT’S DRIVING AFRICA’S GROWTH IN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

http://afkinsider.com/132806/africa-has-400-companies-with-revenues-of-more-than-1-billion-us/#sthash.8nTFIXGs.dpuf

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/6-reasons-to-invest-in-africa/

6 REASONS TO INVEST IN AFRICA-May 6, 2016

http://lagosftz.com/

http://allafrica.com/stories/201703130252.html

Ibeju Lekki Free Trade Zone: The Ibeju Lekki Free Trade Zone will soon become the most important commercial area in Lagos because of the proposed plans for the area within the next five years. The major development of the Lekki Free Trade Zone and Dangote refinery offer great opportunities professional property investors in real estate. The Lekki Free Trade Zone will require housing due to the Dangote refinery that will create 300,000 jobs and these people will need a place to live. In addition, commercial area will require hospitality and hotels, health care and medical centers, recreation and parks, shopping malls and food stores, transportation infrastructure and logistics, the list goes on and on. Ibeju Lekki is a ground level basic real estate opportunity, where you can buy and wait a few years and then sell for over 500% return-on-investment (ROI), or start building on it right away.

https://www.act-logistics.co.za/blog/e-commerce-in-africa/

E-COMMERCE IN AFRICA: GROWTH AND CHALLENGES – In Africa, 40 percent annual growth in e-commerce activity is predicted over the next decade. To realize the benefits fully, though, e-commerce businesses and entrepreneurs will need to overcome many challenges. Globally, roughly 45% of people are connected to the internet. In Africa, with its population of well over a billion, that percentage drops to an estimated 26.5%. However, this is set to change as African countries (outside of South Africa) experience a rise in discretionary spending, increased urbanization, marketed growth in the communications infrastructure and rapid smartphone penetration.

http://www.africaprogresspanel.org/invest-responsibly-in-africa-build-a-sustainable-future-for-the-next-generation/?gclid=CjwKEAjw07nJBRDG_tvshefHhWQSJABRcE-Z-W0itxAmeiOSmhLJWbwN_KPAVluJBFU-xTg3yjJSThoCaL3w_wcB

CONNECTING AFRICA – THE BEST INVESTMENTS IN THE NEXT GENERATION: Africa is a wealthy continent, which offers many opportunities for profitable investment in a range of sectors. But investments in Africa have failed to significantly improve life for many Africans. At the US–Africa Leader’s Summit in Washington D.C on August 4-6, 2014, African leaders and President Barack Obama will discuss “Investing in the Next Generation”.

They should make sure they focus on responsible investment, underpinned by principles of transparency and accountability, so that the continent can achieve the transformative growth it needs. To achieve the greatest impact, investments (and their profits) must be channeled towards areas where they generate the most jobs, thus allowing millions to achieve their potential.

http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/august-2015/funding-planet%E2%80%99s-future

FUNDING THE PLANET’S FUTURE-August 2015

http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/august-2015/can-africa-fund-its-own-growth

CAN AFRCIA FUND ITS OWN GROWTH? – August 2015

https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/09/20/bedwetting-u-s-capital-missing-out-on-african-growth/#664e244732a5

U.S. INVESTORS ARE MISSING OUT ON AFRICA’ ECONOMIC GROWTH-September 20, 2016

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/green-bonds-in-africa-could-be-one-way-out-for-a-zero-yield-world-2017-05-16

Green bonds in Africa could be one way out for a zero-yield world 

https://qz.com/782196/mckinseys-africa-2016-report-highlights-africas-fast-growing-corporate-companies/
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39922634
https://qz.com/983589/safaricoms-deal-with-vodacom-south-africa-will-help-drive-m-pesa-to-other-markets-in-africa/

Africa’s Large Companies Are Growing Faster and Making More Money than Their Global Peers – Large companies in Africa are growing faster than their peers in the rest of the world, raking in $1.4 trillion in annual profits and contributing to government taxes and higher wages, a new report finds

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2016-09-15-african-factories-have-room-to-grow/

African factories have room to grow

http://www.geeskaafrika.com/24537/kenyan-firms-spending-business-confidence-rises/

Kenyan firms have let loose their purse strings in an apparent show of business confidence as operation bills for last year hit $60 billion, the ninth largest in Africa.

http://afkinsider.com/132806/africa-has-400-companies-with-revenues-of-more-than-1-billion-us/

The Honorable Aliko Dangote (GCON), President, the Dangote Group (pictured)

AFRICA HAS 400 COMPANIES WITH REVENUES OF MORE THAN $1 BILLION U.S. DOLLARS AND 700 COMPANIES WITH REVENUE OF MORE THAN $500 MILLION

http://www.abuja-ng.com/international-organizations.html
http://www.wtcabuja.com/
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/07/africa/world-trade-center-abuja-nigeria/

Nigeria’s New World Trade Center Positioned to send its Economy Sky High, And It’s the Most Prestigious Address in Africa

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-kenya-has-captured-interest-foreign-investors-farodoye?trk=v-feed&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BLisHTQOZAfoemhJAmElcjw%3D%3D

The Commercial Bright Lights of Kenya 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLpiey52_S4
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/31/africa/kenya-nairobi-railway/

People cheering in Mombasa, at the inaugural journey on a train line that will run to Nairobi.

Hospitality crew members inside a new passenger train.

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens- (30,000 new jobs created) May 31, 2017 – East Africa is now more accessible than ever. After two years of construction, Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since independence, a $3.8 billion Chinese-built highspeed railway, is up and running. It’s around 300 miles long, connecting the port city of Mombasa to the capital of Nairobi. 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/oct/30/kenya-silicon-savannah-digital-technology
https://vc4a.com/blog/2016/04/25/kenya-africas-silicon-valley-epicentre-of-innovation/

KENYA, AFRICA’S NEW SILICON VALLEY, IS NOW THE EPICENTRE OF INNOVATION IN AFRICA, NOW CALLED SILICON SAVANNAH. Africa has at least 200 separate tech hubs which have sprung up in the last few years. The number of new tech ventures has also risen to 3500, with $1 billion in venture capital available to accelerate these (2016-2019). These hubs have consistently made headlines in their effort to bring or rather accelerate technology businesses to the grassroots level. These innovations birthed Kenya as the Silicon Valley of innovation in Africa. Now, Kenya is known to all as the Silicon Savannah. Household tech names such as Google, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia and Vodafone all have a presence here, and IBM recently chose Nairobi for its first African research lab. 

http://www.investinethiopia.net/

AGRICULTURE IN ETHIOPIA – Agriculture is the backbone of the Ethiopian economy. The sector contributes about 43% of the GDP and 86% of exports. The export of Ethiopia is dominated by coffee and oil seeds, which together accounted to 50.6% in 2008/09. Other principal export commodities are ‘chat’, flowers, pulses, and live animals. Ethiopia with 18 major agro-ecological zones and various agro-ecological sub-zones has a suitable climate for growing over 146 types of crops. Ethiopia has suitable climate and types of soil required for the production of a variety of food crops. The major food crops grown are cereals, pulses and oil seeds. A broad range of fruits and vegetables and cut flowers are among fast-growing export agro-products. Organic coffee, cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, tea and spices are the main commercial cash crops grown in Ethiopia

http://www.investinethiopia.net/

TEXTILES AND GARMENTS IN ETHIOPIA – Manufacturing in Ethiopia’s 5 years plan began in 1957 to the present which shows that the country wanted to expand its economy to alleviate poverty and compete with the biggest market in the world. The value of exports and the Ethiopian textile and garments industry has increased rapidly from USD 10 million to 120 million during the past ten years and Ethiopian government aims to boost exports.

http://www.investinethiopia.net/

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia has extensive opportunities in the construction industry, particularly in the construction of roads, residential development, commercial and industrial construction and low-cost housing.  The Government has given special attention to the development of the country’s road network.  A wide range of opportunities exist for foreign investors who meet the standards set forth for the following services;

General Contractor Grade One (GC1)

Building Contractor Grade One (BC1)

Road Contractor Grade One (RC1)

Specialized Contractor Grade One (GC1)

Water well drilling services (WW1)

Construction machinery and equipment rental services and real estate development are also other opportunities in the sector

http://www.investinethiopia.net/

MINING & ENERGY/HYDROPOWER IN ETHIOPIA – Blessed with natural resources Ethiopia has one of the world’s largest potash reserves and presently inviting many foreign and domestic investors in Hydropower, natural gas and platinum, with affordable labor force Ethiopia is the second leading the continent staggering 48 million labor forces. With the GDP growth of almost 11% in the last decade Ethiopia has become a destination to foreign investors across many business sectors.

http://www.investinethiopia.net/

TOURISM IN ETHIOPIA – It was not Spain, France, Kenya, or Tanzania nor Zimbabwe last year winner, recognized as the best tourist destination. According to Mail On Line and Ethiopian News Agency, Ethiopia recognized by the General Assembly of European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT). Ethiopia was selected as the winner for world Best Tourist Destination and receiver of favorite Cultural Destination Distinction for the year of 2015. Last year the country earned 2 billion dollars and also targeting $3 billion to earn for the year 2014. Ethiopia, an old country beyond all imaginations, is one of the top tourist destinations in Africa.

http://www.investinethiopia.net/

ELECTRIC POWER IN ETHIOPIA – The private sector can participate in electricity generation from any source and without any capacity limit. Transmission and supply of electrical energy through the Integrated National Grid System is, however, exclusively reserved for the Government. But, private investors, both foreign and domestic, are allowed to operate an off-grid transmission and distribution of electricity.