Mali to Build West Africa’s First Industrial-Scale Solar Plant – Investment Advice from CWIIL Group

Mali has signed an agreement with a Norwegian renewable energy specialist to build west Africa’s first industrial-scale solar power plant, the company announced in a statement on Friday.

Oslo-based Scatec Solar said it had signed up to build the 52 million-euro ($58 million) unit near the southwestern city of Segou and run it for 25 years.

“This landmark agreement signals the government’s commitment to meet the nation’s growing energy demand and to provide clean, renewable and affordable energy to our people,” energy minister Mamadou Frankaly Keita was quoted as saying.

The plant is expected to produce enough electricity each year to power 60,000 typical family homes, while cutting annual carbon dioxide emissions by about 46,000 tons.

“After several years of development efforts in the region, we can now move forward with the first utility-scale solar plant in west Africa,” Scatec Solar CEO Raymond Carlsen said.

“The Malian authorities have demonstrated decisive will to tackle the nagging issue of power supply.”

Scatec will own 50 percent of the Segou plant while the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation will hold 32.5 percent, leaving the remaining equity to local partner Africa Power 1.

The project is to be funded by a combination of traditional bank borrowing, a loan from the World Bank’s Investment Climate Fund and equity contributed by the partners.

These materials are not intended and should not be used as legal / investment advice or other recommendation. If you need a legal / investment opinion on a specific issue or factual situation, please contact a lawyer / investment advisor. Anyone using these materials should not rely on them as a substitute for legal / investment advice.

Remember, no problem has a quick fix solution. Thus, always ensure to consult highly knowledgeable group of professionals whom would provide you with a collective advice, never individual advice. This group advice and approach is unique with CWIIL Group and is based on the overall Management Philosophy of all CWIIL Group Companies.

Consulting CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all investment matters ensures advice based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessment of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and un-knowledgeable investment advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

CWIIL Group of Companies is a global group of multi-specialized units with diversified interests and activities, wherein each company is a separate legal entity registered under prevailing laws in different parts of the world. CWIIL Group of Companies Products, Services, Project and Solutions are in a multitude of Verticals including, but not limited to, Infrastructure, Power, Oil & Gas, Legal, Media, Technology, ITES, HR, Shipping, Aviation, Real Estate, Hospitals, Health and Medicine, Education, Funding & Investment, Business and Legal Consultancy, and Public Private Partnerships, and other CWIIL Group Units, worldwide, to name a few.

For Further Queries or to Request a Personal Quote Feel Free to Contact :

Mr. Francis Thomas Matthews,
Deputy Global Director, No. 8
Marketing Research & Development Division,
Email : deputy.gd.8@cwiilgroup.eu
Voice : +45.8176.1924
Connect : LinkedIn I Twitter I Facebook I Tumblr

For Queries Specific to Africa :
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For Any / All Other Queries :
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Address : No. 1, Klokkebjergevej, DK6900 Skjern, Denmark
Voice : +45.5148.3608
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Fast Growing Cane May Help to End Sugar Deficit – Specialised Advice by CWIIL Group

An early maturing cane that could be commercialised soon by the Tana and Athi River Development Authority (Tarda), could help address the sugar deficit in the country. The authority, which recently launched its five-year strategic plan, said this project is in its to-do list.

Speaking at the launch, Tarda managing director Steven Ruimuku said: “Sugar consumption in Kenya is at 800,000 tonnes annually, while the production is at 600,000, leaving a deficit of 200,000 tonnes. We just need 25,000 hectares to bridge this gap with an early maturing cane variety”.

He said small-scale farmers should be lumped together for easy management and provision of services. “With this, we can easily administer irrigation, crop husbandry and harvesting.”

On the western belt, cane takes 19 months to mature while at the Tana Delta belt it takes just nine months.

“This is due to the wet, humid climate of the region,” Mr Ruimuku said. To assist the authority on the project, an advertisement will be placed for a partner by next January.

“We will advertise worldwide for ‘expression of interest’. Applicants must show their track record in cane production. We are targeting about 70,000 tonnes per hectare,” Mr Ruimuku explained.

Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu said regional development authorities (RDAs) play a key role in implementation, development and management of trans-county resources of national government interest.

“They are mandated to develop long-range integrated regional development plans. These plans take into account all the existing conditions, problems and resources available for accelerated and coordinated social and economic development in respective river basins,” she said.

The strategic plan is expected to run from 2014 to 2018 and has outlined other projects, such as building power stations, dams and irrigation schemes within its jurisdiction.

These materials are not intended and should not be used as legal / investment advice or other recommendation. If you need a legal / investment opinion on a specific issue or factual situation, please contact a lawyer / investment advisor. Anyone using these materials should not rely on them as a substitute for legal / investment advice.

Remember, no problem has a quick fix solution. Thus, always ensure to consult highly knowledgeable group of professionals whom would provide you with a collective advice, never individual advice. This group advice and approach is unique with CWIIL Group and is based on the overall Management Philosophy of all CWIIL Group Companies.

Consulting CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all investment matters ensures advice based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessment of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and un-knowledgeable investment advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

CWIIL Group of Companies is a global group of multi-specialized units with diversified interests and activities, wherein each company is a separate legal entity registered under prevailing laws in different parts of the world. CWIIL Group of Companies Products, Services, Project and Solutions are in a multitude of Verticals including, but not limited to, Infrastructure, Power, Oil & Gas, Legal, Media, Technology, ITES, HR, Shipping, Aviation, Real Estate, Hospitals, Health and Medicine, Education, Funding & Investment, Business and Legal Consultancy, and Public Private Partnerships, and other CWIIL Group Units, worldwide, to name a few.

For Further Queries or to Request a Personal Quote Feel Free to Contact :

Mr. Francis Thomas Matthews,
Deputy Global Director, No. 8
Marketing Research & Development Division,
Email : deputy.gd.8@cwiilgroup.eu
Voice : +45.8176.1924
Connect : LinkedIn I Twitter I Facebook I Tumblr

For Queries Specific to Africa :
Email: africa@cwiilgroup.comhq@cwiilgroup.eu
Web: www.cwiilgroup.comwww.cwiilgroup.eu

For Any / All Other Queries :
CWIIL Group Global Regional Headquarters Denmark,
Address : No. 1, Klokkebjergevej, DK6900 Skjern, Denmark
Voice : +45.5148.3608
Fax : +45.7014.1498
Email : corpcomm@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.eu
Connect : LinkedIn – Twitter – Facebook – Quora

Office Hours :
Monday to Friday : 10.00 – 17.00 CET.
Saturday : 10.00 – 14.00 CET.
Sunday : Closed.

The Corporate Communications Team would require minimum a fortnight for Reviewing & Responding to Queries, which please note.

How To Get Reliable Market Information For Local and International Markets? Special Information Packages from CWIIL Group of Companies

Getting reliable market information relevant to your business vertical / industry / sector can be a both tiresome and expensive task; especially if you are looking for information in regards to establishing your business in a foreign market you often have to depend on external sources, i.e. professional consultancies, government agencies, embassies etc., whom, more often that not, are charging hefty rates. To accommodate the those who are unwilling or unable to pay such lofty rates, our professionals have created special Information Packages keeping in mind the professional and financial needs and requirements of small and medium enterprises, worldwide.

The Information Packages contains various levels of intelligence depending on what your current desire and requirements are, and most importantly, are compiled in a collective manner based on multiple sources delivered in one combined report for you as per the vertical/s and country / region you wish to receive information on.

The packages have basic levels of information on the vertical/s, the market/s and vendors within a given territory. More comprehensive information including government policies and online support from our teams are available in the higher leveled packages. Details of the content of each package are given here below :

Basics Packages :

1. General information & market overview on 1 vertical in 1 country / state, list of names of 10 biggest vendors in the chosen vertical.

2. General information and market overview of 2 verticals in 2 countries / states, list of 10 biggest venders per vertical with general contact details. Online support for 2 Q&A’s per month.

Intermediate Packages :

3. Intermediate level market analysis and information on 2 verticals in 2 countries, list of 10 biggest vendors per vertical per country / state with general contact details. General information on government policies per country / state. Online support for up to 5 Q&A’s per month.

4. Intermediate level information and market overview of 5 verticals in 5 countries, list of 20 biggest vendors per vertical, per country with general contact details and a contact name. General information on government policies per vertical, per country. Online support for up to 10 Q&A’s per month.

Full Packages :

5. Detailed market analysis and information on up to 5 verticals within 1 region, i.e. USA / EU/ Russia / China / Australia / MENA etc., list of up to 50 biggest vendors per vertical with details of direct contact name and full contact details. Full details of government policies per vertical per country. Full online support with up to 15 Q&A’s per month.

6. Detailed market analysis and information on up to 10 verticals within 1 region, i.e. USA / EU / Russia / China / Australia / MENA etc., list of up to 100 biggest vendors per vertical with details of direct contact name and full contact details. Full details of government policies per vertical, per country. Full online support with up to 20 Q&A’s per month.

Additional Premium Services :

1. Unlimited Q&A’s with 24/7 online support

2. Unlimited Q&A’s answered one-to-one in person at client’s residence by one of our Group official and also personal representation of / for the client on ground, worldwide.*

*N.B. : All travel, lodging and boarding are to be paid on actuals, for min. 1 CWIIL Group official for up to 4 working hours per day, 5 days per week, excluding public holidays, weekends, local / regional / national / international holidays.

Prices for the Information Packages starts @ €149 per month, which can be paid 1, 3, 6 or 12 months in advance – a Special Summer Discount of 25% until August 15th, 2013, on all orders of min. 12 months paid in advance.

Information Packages are available worldwide for any / all the verticals that CWIIL Group is present in which include, but is not limited to, infrastructure, EPC, power, legal, media, astro, aviation, technology, IT / ITES, pest control, real estate, hospitals, medicine & health, events & entertainment, education, manpower, shipping, oil & gas, chemicals, gems & jewelry, bullion trade & financing, funding & investment, mergers & acquisitions, business & legal consultancy & solutions, takeover & revival of sick units, and public private partnerships, to name a few. If your specific vertical / industry / sector is not mentioned above, please do not hesitate to inquire and we would do our best to accommodate you subject to our Group policies, terms and conditions.

Feel free to contact our teams with any queries or for further information – you are welcome to seek our advice or counsel on various matters, which for the record are always provided free of charge, as all our businesses are 100% transparent and based on the four corners of prevailing laws.

Consulting the teams of professionals in any unit of CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all your business intelligence matters, ensures advise based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessing of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and unknowledgeable legal advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

Remember, no problem has a quick fix solution. Thus, always ensure to consult highly knowledgeable group of professionals whom would provide you with a collective advice, never individual advice. This form of group advise and approach is unique with all CWIIL Group Services, Solutions, Products and Projects, and is in tune with the overall Management Philosophy of all CWIIL Group Companies.

For Further Queries Feel Free to Contact :

For Queries Specific to Africa :
Email : africa@cwiilgroup.com , hq@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.com , www.cwiilgroup.eu

For any / all other Queries :
CWIIL Group Global Regional Headquarters Denmark,
Address : No. 1, Klokkebjergevej, DK6900 Skjern, Denmark
Voice : +45.5148.3608
Fax : +45.7014.1498
Email : corpcomm@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.eu

Office Hours :
Monday to Friday : 10.00 – 17.00 CET.
Saturday : 10.00 – 14.00 CET.
Sunday : Closed.

The Corporate Communications Team would require minimum a fortnight for Reviewing & Responding to Queries, which please note.

How To Form & Establish Company In Ghana

Establishment of Enterprises

Application for registration of a company in Ghana made directly, or through agents or solicitors, to the Registrar-General. A company is duly registered after the company’s regulations have been submitted to the registrar of companies and a certificate of incorporation issued. A specified fee is paid on presentation of the regulations. The information required includes:

  • the name of the company with the word “Limited” as the last word in the name
  • the nature of the company’s business
  • the names of the first directors of the company
  • a statement that the liability of the company is limited
  • the share capital and its division into shares of no par value
  • a statement that the company possesses all the powers of a natural person of full capacity
  • limitation on the powers of the Board of Directors in accordance with section 202 of the Companies Code
  • any other lawful provisions relating to the constitution and administration of the company.

The requirements for a public company limited by shares are similar to those stated above, except that the public can buy shares.

Commencement of Business

Before commencing business, further information on the company must be provided. This includes the particulars of the company and a declaration of compliance.

The particulars of the company are given on Form No. 3 and signed by the directors and the company secretary. The information provided must include:

  • name of company
  • authorised business
  • particulars of directors (at least two) and a secretary
  • name and address of auditors
  • addresses of the company’s registered office and principal place of business
  • address at which register of members is maintained
  • amount of stated capital; number of authorized and issued shares, amount paid (other than cash), and amount due for each class.

The declaration of compliance is made on Form No. 4. This states that the conditions of section 28 of the Companies Code pertaining to a minimum capital issue of 25,000 cedis (C) has been paid and signed by all directors and the secretary of the company. There is a stamp duty of 0.5 per cent of capital issue payable. Upon due completion and presentation of the forms, the registrar issues the company with a certificate of commencement of business.

Annual Returns

Limited Liability Companies must file annual returns with the Registrar of Companies showing its audited balance sheet and profit-and-loss statement after 18 months of incorporation.

External Company

An external company is a body corporate formed outside Ghana but which has an established place of business in Ghana. This can take the form of a branch, management, share, transfer, registration office, factory, mine or other fixed place of business, but does not include an agency unless the agent is authorized to negotiate and conclude contracts on behalf of the outside company.

Within one month of the establishment of the place of business, the external company should deliver to the registrar of companies the following:

An English language translation of a certified copy of the charter, statutes, regulations, memorandum and articles or other instrument constituting or defining the constitution of the company, and statement of the following in duplicate:

  • name
  • nature of business or main objects
  • name, address and business occupation of the local
  • manager authorized to manage the business in Ghana
  • number of authorized shares, amount paid and what
  • is remaining payable in cash or otherwise
  • address of its registered or principal office in the country of its incorporation
  • address including post office box number of its principal place of business in Ghana
  • name and address in Ghana of a person authorised by the company to accept service of process and other documents on its behalf
  • particulars and copies of any charges on the property of the company or if no such charges, then statement to that effect.

On receipt of the documents, they are registered in the Registrar of External Companies and the particulars gazetted.

An external company may invite the Ghanaian public to subscribe to its shares, subject to its complying with requirements of the Companies Code concerning invitations and the prospectus as if it were a Ghanaian company. The registrar, however, has the discretion to waive or modify parts of these requirements.

Annually, or at intervals not exceeding 15 months, the external company must submit for registration, a profit-and-loss account and balance sheet (as in the limited liability return of accounts).

Alterations made in the charter, statutes, regulations, articles or other instruments used in registration should be delivered to the registrar within two months of the effective date of the alteration.

The various forms required for registration of companies are obtainable from the Registrar-General. Prospective investors should obtain competent professional advice on the type of company which may best meet their needs. Such advice is obtainable from:

The Registrar-General
Registrar-General’s Department
P.O. Box 118
Accra, Ghana
Tel: (233-302) 662043/664691.

These materials are not intended and should not be used as legal advice or other recommendation. If you need a legal opinion on a specific issue or factual situation, please contact a lawyer. Anyone using these materials should not rely on them as a substitute for legal advice.

Consulting CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all matters relating to your business startup, ensures advise based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessing of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and unknowledgeable business advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

Remember, no problem has a quick fix solution. Thus, always ensure to consult highly knowledgeable group of professionals whom would provide you with a collective advice, never individual advice. This group advise and approach is unique with CWIIL Group and is based on the overall Management Philosophy of all CWIIL Group Companies.

CWIIL Group of Companies is a global group of multi-specialized units with diversified interests and activities, wherein each company is a separate legal entity registered under prevailing laws in different parts of the world. CWIIL Group of Companies Products, Services, Project and Solutions are in a multitude of Verticals including, but not limited to, Infrastructure, Power, Oil & Gas, Legal, Media, Technology, ITES, HR, Shipping, Aviation, Real Estate, Hospitals, Health and Medicine, Education, Funding & Investment, Business and Legal Consultancy, and Public Private Partnerships, and other CWIIL Group Units, worldwide, to name a few.

For Further Queries Feel Free to Contact :

For Queries Specific to Africa :
Email : africa@cwiilgroup.com , hq@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.com , www.cwiilgroup.eu

For any / all other Queries :
CWIIL Group Global Regional Headquarters Denmark,
Address : No. 1, Klokkebjergevej, DK6900 Skjern, Denmark
Voice : +45.5148.3608
Fax : +45.7014.1498
Email : corpcomm@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.eu

Office Hours :
Monday to Friday : 10.00 – 17.00 CET.
Saturday : 10.00 – 14.00 CET.
Sunday : Closed.

The Corporate Communications Team would require minimum a fortnight for Reviewing & Responding to Queries, which please note.

Starting A Business In Ghana

‘Akwaaba’, or welcome, to your first step toward doing business in Ghana. The Republic of Ghana is located in northern Africa‘s western bulge, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Togo to the east, the Ivory Coast to the west and Burkina Faso to the north. Ghana is about the same size as the UK, but being equatorial, boasts an average temperature of around 24 degrees Celsius, sandy beaches, and one of the most welcoming populations you’ll find anywhere.

Ghana is a former British colony and was the first country in the sub-Saharan area to gain its independence in 1957. English remains its official language, so communication should not be a problem throughout your business activities in Ghana. The UK and Ghana already have a strong trading relationship, with the UK being Ghana’s largest trading partner.

Other benefits available to foreign business people looking to invest in Ghana :

  • A stable political environment, with established democratic institutions and systems to ensure good governance.
  • Abundant, adaptable, easily trainable and cost-effective labour force.
  • Excellent sea and air connections with Europe and the USA.
  • A strategic and central location within the West Africa sub-region providing access to a total market of around 250 million people.
  • A dynamic private sector willing to collaborate with foreign partners.
  • A high degree of personal safety.

Ghana’s government is particularly keen to welcome foreign investors and there are a series of incentives in place to encourage entrepreneurs to start a business in Ghana. When is there going to be a better time to start doing business in this beautiful country, referred to fondly by its inhabitants as ‘the land of sun’ ?

These materials are not intended and should not be used as legal advice or other recommendation. If you need a legal opinion on a specific issue or factual situation, please contact a lawyer. Anyone using these materials should not rely on them as a substitute for legal advice.

Consulting CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all matters relating to your business startup, ensures advise based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessing of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and unknowledgeable business advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

Remember, no problem has a quick fix solution. Thus, always ensure to consult highly knowledgeable group of professionals whom would provide you with a collective advice, never individual advice. This group advise and approach is unique with CWIIL Group and is based on the overall Management Philosophy of all CWIIL Group Companies.

CWIIL Group of Companies is a global group of multi-specialized units with diversified interests and activities, wherein each company is a separate legal entity registered under prevailing laws in different parts of the world. CWIIL Group of Companies Products, Services, Project and Solutions are in a multitude of Verticals including, but not limited to, Infrastructure, Power, Oil & Gas, Legal, Media, Technology, ITES, HR, Shipping, Aviation, Real Estate, Hospitals, Health and Medicine, Education, Funding & Investment, Business and Legal Consultancy, and Public Private Partnerships, and other CWIIL Group Units, worldwide, to name a few.

For Further Queries Feel Free to Contact :

For Queries Specific to Africa :
Email : africa@cwiilgroup.comhq@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.comwww.cwiilgroup.eu

For any / all other Queries :
CWIIL Group Global Regional Headquarters Denmark,
Address : No. 1, Klokkebjergevej, DK6900 Skjern, Denmark
Voice : +45.5148.3608
Fax : +45.7014.1498
Email : corpcomm@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.eu

Office Hours :
Monday to Friday : 10.00 – 17.00 CET.
Saturday : 10.00 – 14.00 CET.
Sunday : Closed.

The Corporate Communications Team would require minimum a fortnight for Reviewing & Responding to Queries, which please note.

 

Importance Of Receiving Collective Advice

Consulting CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all matters relating to your business startup, ensures advise based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessing of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and unknowledgeable business advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

Remember, no problem has a quick fix solution. Thus, always ensure to consult highly knowledgeable group of professionals whom would provide you with a collective advice, never individual advice. This group advise and approach is unique with CWIIL Group and is based on the overall Management Philosophy of all CWIIL Group Companies.

CWIIL Group of Companies is a global group of multi-specialized units with diversified interests and activities, wherein each company is a separate legal entity registered under prevailing laws in different parts of the world. CWIIL Group of Companies Products, Services, Project and Solutions are in a multitude of Verticals including, but not limited to, Infrastructure, Power, Oil & Gas, Legal, Media, Technology, ITES, HR, Shipping, Aviation, Real Estate, Hospitals, Health and Medicine, Education, Funding & Investment, Business and Legal Consultancy, and Public Private Partnerships, and other CWIIL Group Units, worldwide, to name a few.

For Further Queries Feel Free to Contact :

For Queries Specific to Africa :
Email : africa@cwiilgroup.comhq@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.comwww.cwiilgroup.eu

For any / all other Queries :
CWIIL Group Global Regional Headquarters Denmark,
Address : No. 1, Klokkebjergevej, DK6900 Skjern, Denmark
Voice : +45.5148.3608
Fax : +45.7014.1498
Email : corpcomm@cwiilgroup.eu
Web : www.cwiilgroup.eu

Office Hours :
Monday to Friday : 10.00 – 17.00 CET.
Saturday : 10.00 – 14.00 CET.
Sunday : Closed.

The Corporate Communications Team would require minimum a fortnight for Reviewing & Responding to Queries, which please note.